January 1, 2020
“I will fear no evil, for You are with me. Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4).
I heard of some men years ago who were on a leaky old ship in the middle of a rough and stormy sea, fearful for their lives. They didn't know if they were going to sink or not. So one of them went to see the captain and said, "Captain, are we safe?" He said, "Well, I'll put it to you this way. The boilers on this ship are very weak and may explode at any moment. Also, the ship is very old and she's taking on water. To be honest with you, we may have an explosion or we may sink. “We may go up or we may go down. But,” he continued, “at any rate, we’re going on.”
And that's the way we are, as we face this new year. Jesus may come—we may go up. We may die—we’ll go down and then go up. But at any rate, we’re going on...even though we don't know what it's going to bring.
Face this new year by squaring your shoulders, lifting your head, and saying “I will fear no evil, for You are with me.” The greatest thing you could do to begin if you have not done it yet, would be to give your heart to Jesus Christ. This would be the beginning of a brand new life. This can be the first day of an eternal life. Are you willing to openly and publicly acknowledge Christ as your personal Savior?