Celebrate the beauty of a NEW YEAR!

Celebrate the Beauty of a New Year!
It is estimated that about 1 billion people watch on TV the Waterford crystal Time Square New Year's Eve ball drop. Ever since 1904, there has been a fireworks show celebrating the new year.
The new year gives many an optimistic outlook. We as Christians know that God gives us reason to always have hope and joy.  Imagine before sin entered the world, all creation radiated God’s faithfulness and love and beauty in all things. 
During January, many are taking trips where the beauty of smooth sand on a beach and the warm breeze awaken their senses.  What are we to do when January brings cloudy days and long cold nights?
We look closer at the complex patterns of frost etched on our window panes and the fresh snow that may blanket our yards as we wait for the first blades of grass or the first blooming flower!
Whether we look up at the stars on a bone-chilling night or a hot summer evening, the glory of God is always around us.  These last few days have displayed the mystery of foggy conditions!  It makes us wonder how everything happens “not in our own power” but at the will of God.
Psalm 19:1   The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
May you see throughout this new year the beauty, majesty, and glory of God wherever you look!
Pastor Tom