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. Amid pandemics, political vitriol, social unrest, and more — what seem to be the hallmarks of this monumental year — is finding hope even possible?
As a believer, I’m finding hope and 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 the year 2020 concludes, I want to focus on the many ways God has been glorified. How a hurting world provides believers with 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 — finding hope for me, for the Church, and for a weary world that’s watching.
This week’s prompt:: Conclude
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