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Isn’t it interesting how we all have some kind of hope on the end of the old year and the beginning of the new? It’s just another sunrise and sunset, really, but still we give it so much significance. Perhaps it’s because the new year is always the onset of the the coldest part of the year here in America.We like to look forward to the end of the cold and the onset of all things green and flowering.
Of course, not everyone dislikes the cold. People who live where it’s really cold actually enjoy winter sports like skiing, snowshoeing, and so forth. I used to. Been away from it too long now to want to go back.
I’m not a New Year’s Resolution person, but there are some things I hope for.
I hope that the hysteria over our horrendous election year will settle down and that people will quit hurting each other. I hope Mr. Trump is able to learn some comportment. I hope he is able to actually perform a lot of the things he has promised, but I have no illusions that it will be an easy or smooth process.
I hope my Terry gets the help that is being promised to ease the chronic pain in his foot. It’s been over four years. He’s about worn out with it. There is a promising new treatment, but he says he doesn’t want to start until my back surgery is behind us. I guess it wouldn’t be good if we were both laid up at the same time.
I hope my family in Germany stays out of harm’s way as the Islamic terrorist activity increases there.
I hope my son in California sees a steady increase in his business.
I hope my family in South Dakota has a year free of illness, and that they continue to enjoy their life out there.
I hope my family nearby continues to see the fruit of their labors on several fronts.
I hope my back surgery goes without a hitch, and that I’ll be back to work by the beginning of February.
All of these hopes are undergirded with prayer, and with the faith that God wants only the best for me and all those that I love. It is not His doing when something goes wrong. He is always faithful, always good, always true.
I hope that my confidence in Him never changes. I don’t think it will.