As we approach the end of 2018, some of us are thankful for the many blessings we have received during the year. Certainly, God, You are good all the time. Some, however, may have regretful acts and the memories that accompany them may taunt us. There’s so much we wish we could do or redo. But there is a grace that not only forgives sin but also uses it to make us better than before. God wastes nothing, He has both an all-seeing eye and all-forgiving heart. God will never grow tired or weary and His understanding no one can fathom. The Lord will never leave us nor forsake us. Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation.
The Lord restores the joy of our salvation and grants us a willing spirit to sustain us.
In the journey of life, we pass pleasures and pain. There will be sunshine and rain. There will be loss and gain. But we must learn to smile again and again. Every smile, every living word, every kind action are reflections of the beauty of our heart and soul.
Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, the Lord told His listeners, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.” (Mat.7:13-14).
On our journey through life, we face many choices about which road to travel. Many pathways seem promising and attractive, but only one is the pathway of life. Jesus calls us to travel the road of discipleship and obedience to God’s Word – to follow Him instead of the crowd.
As we ponder the road ahead, may God give us wisdom and courage to follow his way – the road of life. It will make all the difference for us and those we love.
We conclude with the lyrics of the song as our prayer to you, Lord;
I pray you’ll be our eyes
And watch us where we go
And help us to be wise
In times when we don’t know
Let this be our prayer
As we go our way
Lead us to a place
Guide us with your Grace
To a place where we’ll be safe
In Jesus’ Name
By Datin LeePin and Pastor Ron Hee
(Song lyrics taken from Josh Groban’s ‘The Prayer’)