December 31, 2021 Stephen Klukas

Friday Focus 12/31/21

Hey there, Valley!

Sorry I've been gone for a while. For those that haven't heard, my daughter was born just over a week ago! Jessica and baby Elowyn are doing great, and while Lochlain is definitely a ball of energy, he seems to be adjusting well.

Today is the last day of 2021. For many people in our society, that's a beacon of hope in a difficult world. For them, 2020 and 2021 have seen dark days and the dawn of a new year brings with it the possibility of a brighter future.

How sad it has been, then, that their hopes have been dashed and the world is still a difficult place.

Yet our hope is not in dates, or political parties, or seasons that come and go. Our hope is in our risen Lord. He have joy in trials, hope in struggles, and a promise that all things work for the good of those who love Him. Jesus will be glorified, and that is our greatest desire.

Who knows what 2022 will bring? Jesus does. And guess what? He tells us not to worry about the future. Live today, live for Him. THIS is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad.

I'll see you in worship!