The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day. Proverbs 4:18 NLT
The celebration of the New Year often brings the hope of better things to come. However, the New Year is only a measure of time, and has no power to change a life or make a heart new. When the clock changed from 11:59 PM on December 31, to 12:00 AM on January 1, those who were restless remained without peace, those who were without light continued to stumble in the darkness, and those who were downhearted walked on without true hope.
It is only in the Gospel that we find God’s power to change a life and make a heart new (Ezekiel 11:19). In 2014, Jesus remains the only Savior from sin, the only Lord of life, the only King of glory, the only way to the Father, the only Truth that liberates the captive, and the only Bread that satisfies the heart’s deepest hunger.
In 2014, let us wave His banner, sing His song, and celebrate His righteousness. He is the hope we carry in our hearts through every sunrise and sunset, until the coming of that brighter day, when His shout will be heard, the trumpet will sound, the Kingdom will come, the King will reign, and the scepter to rule will be held in His hand.
Nations may falter and rulers may fail,
Sin may be rampant and evil assail;
But there is a glory, within, past the veil,
A Kingdom of Truth where love shall prevail.