My husband doesn’t like having his picture taken.
Because of his love for me, he allowed me to snap this.
Because of the love we share, we made it a priority to return to this Aquarium for our New Year’s celebration.
Because of God’s love, we have peace.
Our lives have been turned upside down and shaken out this past year.
Because of God’s perfect love, He has allowed it all.
Suffering is actually an opportunity.
Pain has a way of purifying.
When each day is a press, squeezing, all the innermost truths of the heart appear.
Loss and change are actually an opening for God to show His abounding love.
And perfect love casts out fear. (1 John 4:18)
Because of love, Jesus’s perfect love, I can celebrate the New Year with joy.
Not because everything is sorted out and picture perfect.
Most of the questions which surrounded our family last year still are unanswered.
Yet, there’s no need to search.
I know the truth and His name is Jesus.
An old hymn has crystalized my emotions for last year and the year to come.
“When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll,
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul.”
It is Well With My Soul by Horatio Spafford
I pray you are able to walk in God’s love today and on into this new year.
Because of love:
2 Corinthians 5:15 NKJV — and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.