Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.” (Ecclesiastes 1:10, Holy Bible, King James Version)
New Year’s celebrations are over. Holiday decorations are gone. On this 18th day of January, New Year’s resolutions are broken as minutes tick toward December 31 to welcome 2013. A wise man speaks from ancient Scripture with a reminder that none of this is new. Each current event embodies something from the past blended with the present before it becomes history. A mix of old and new brings hope from words Jesus spoke centuries ago. “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20). His promises are for today, next week, next month, next year and beyond. His promises are old, new and eternal.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for Your promises that bring hope. Amen.
- Devotion by Violet Carr Moore