Generally I awake early. It’s still dark outside. It’s quiet. The only sound bursting on the scene is the bubbling of the kettle boiling. The coffee is made. I sip and breathe in the comforting aroma. It’s a peaceful start to my day; one I look forward to every morning.
Soon the whole town will be awake. The quiet will be shattered. Sounds of cars will grind and rev up engines in the rush to work. People will hustle about. Schedules will be met or delayed. Time will be something watched and waited for until the rush back home can be made. The town will sleep and then do it all again tomorrow.
That’s the physical world where plans are made. There are hopes for success. There will be triumphs and there will be failures. Such is life. Every new year brings the same, but it needn’t be mundane. We do not know our future but we know who holds tomorrow. When we invite the spiritual to invade our physical, that is where the greatest hope abounds. As Proverbs 16:9 says, “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” Our own wisdom is limited. God’s wisdom is without end. It is without error. It is pure and holy. It is the essence of goodness and greatness.
The Lord has given us a mind with the ability to reason, but let us not reason in our own wisdom alone. It is imperfect. Let us always come together and reason with the Holy One who always has our best interests in His heart.
May your New Year be filled with the awesome wisdom of the Lord.