Holidays and celebrations are happy for some, but are also lonely, frustrating and uncertain for others.
And while we wish each other “Happy New Year”, we also know that the year will also have its not-so-happy moments and frustrations.
When you meet one of those sad, frustrating or uncertain moments, may you be comforted by this poem by Minnie Louise Haskins:
“‘And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”
So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.
And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.
So heart be still:
What need our little life
Our human life to know,
If God hath comprehension?
In all the dizzy strife
Of things both high and low,
God hideth His intention.
God knows. His will is best.’”
Out of destruction, a new creation emerges. Believe that the best is yet to be!
Have a blessed year ahead!