A Special Tradition for New Years

Years ago, I began a tradition I really enjoy on New Year’s Eve or the first day of the new year. I sit by the fire, and I write a letter to Jesus, expressing the desires of my heart, and thanking Him for answers to prayer.

I save these letters in one place, and each year I enjoy looking at the letters from previous years, and I can see all that God has done in our lives in the intervening time. This exercise has become something that I look forward to each year.

May God bless each of you as the calendar turns a page to 2021 tonight. This past year has held many challenges, but we’ve seen God answer prayer and sustain and strengthen us in His Hesed–His steadfast devotion, His covenant love, and His enduring grace.

May this next year hold healing and growth for each of us, and a drawing near to our faithful Redeemer.

Most of us hope for a calmer year next year, but in the midst of the west coast fires, the global pandemic, and various other challenges, we have seen His beautiful provision, grace and His Hesed in ways we’ll never forget.

Psalm 37