A new year brings new opportunities, new responsibilities, new ideas, new relationships, and many other new things. What a blessed thought to think that this year may be the first for something! We will learn something new, take a trip to some place we have not been, meet new people, experience something new, or endure a hardship we have not known before. In all that happens in 2017, may we ask the Lord to be in it with us! His companionship, leadership, and guidance will help us weather whatever is before us. The following hymn is a great thought with which to start the new year:
Jesus, Savior, pilot me
Over life’s tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll,
Hiding rock and treacherous shoal.
Chart and compass come from Thee;
Jesus, Savior, pilot me.
John 8:12, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”