“Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed (CAP). My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.” Psalms 119:80-81.
The coming of Jesus Christ signaled a break with the past. Now darkness became light, despair became hope, condemnation became grace. As William Barclay puts it, “Even the calendar tells us that with the birth of Jesus Christ history started all over again.” So this is not “year one” or even “year one hundred.” Rather it is the two thousandth+ year of our Lord.
And yet there is a sense in which, because Christ has come into the world, this year of “Supernatural provision” “2018” is potentially “year one” for each of us. Year one of a new life. Year one of a new beginning. Year one of a new creation. A year of hope. May I take full advantage of the hope that is before me this Year in Jesus Name. Amen! Shalom!