Perspectives by Rev. Janet Evans


New Path for 2012

“I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year-give me a light that I might tread safely into the unknown, but he said put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

These words have been used by me several times before in this column, and I always find them inspiring.

As we walk into 2012, may we indeed place our hand into God’s hand–our Lord will comfort, sustain and guide us as we travel along life’s journey.

What will 2012 bring? We do not know.

Have we made any New Year’s resolutions–perhaps we have done this! 

We would do well to offer compassion to someone who is hurting, who has asked us for help.

Perhaps we could resolve to feed the hungry, uplift the ill, visit the lonely.

We can forgive those who have shattered our lives and maybe another individual will forgive us when we have said we are sorry for making a mistake.

In the coming year, may we draw closer to God and to one another. May we remember that “the old things are passed away. Behold! I make all things new.” (Revelation 21:5).

We can in 2012, become new beings, set on a new path. God teaches us to believe that the life before us in the new year is part of His plan and will unfold for us as it should if we are prepared to accept His guidance.

Rev. Janet Evans, 

Iroquois United Church


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