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This week’s prompt :: Conclude
Looks like we made it! As 2020 draws to a close, it’s easy to get lost in the expectation of something new. After all, most will quickly characterize 2020 as one to be forgotten. Pandemics, political vitriol, social unrest seemed to be the hallmarks of this monumental year. And yes, I am ready for new beginnings and fresh starts just like the next person, but I also don’t want to overlook the bright spots that have emerged from this challenging year.
As a believer, I’ve found renewed comfort focusing on the sovereignty of God. In the space of quarantine, I found opportunities to practice “listening” and “being still.” As social and political tensions kicked up, I had ample opportunities to remind others that God is still on His throne and He redeems all He allows.
Like you, perhaps, I am tired of disappointments and disease. I am ready to return to a world of hugs and parties and social closeness. However, as this year concludes, I want to focus on the many ways God has been glorified. How a hurting world provides believers new and unique ways to point others to the only One who can heal.
Yes, 2020 is drawing to a close, but rather than a conclusion, I’m trying to see it as the start of something beautiful and new…for me, for the Church, and for a weary world that’s watching.