Navigating the New Year
January 1 • Tim Beadle
As we turn our backs on 2022 and look ahead to a New Year, there are certain principles found in the Bible to help us on our way. We’ll look at the new year that faced Mary and Joseph, after the visit of the Wisemen, and soon find out that life didn’t become any easier for them with the arrival of Jesus. One would think it should have been smooth sailing now that God’s plan was in motion for the world – but quite the opposite was the reality they faced. As we enter 2023, the experiences of the past year will impact our steps forward – we don’t really get a fresh start by breaking open a new calendar. But here’s the good news to carry with us into a New Year… God will lead us and guide us in this great adventure of faith he has called up on, and might have a few surprises for us along the way!