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One Thing Remains
The year 2020 is behind us and 2021 has begun in earnest. Surely the Lord has been with His people through a very trying season and He will continue to do the same in this new year. The prophet reminded God’s people when they were giving up …..For the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard (Isaiah52:12).
The idea that God never abandons His people is a constant theme throughout the scriptures and a promise that endures throughout all generations. Each day in 2021 will be in His hands. Let the words of Lamentations 3:22-24 be a constant reminder daily of new mercies and may this assurance keep your soul anchored in Hope.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”
You can count on His faithfulness each day as a good shepherd for you and your family no matter what you may face. In His great prayer to the father in John 17, Jesus declared that all that the father had given Him, He had lost none. Even the lost sheep He went after it until it was found. The parable of the lost coin reminds us that He will not leave any stone un-turned in the quest of searching for His own to ensure they are safe. I am looking forward to a great 2021 for the Lord will bring His people from victory unto victory. We shall accomplish His plans as we become faithful partners with a God that never fails. Therefore, one thing that remains constant is that He is faithful and He will not change in 2021!
Pastor Jeremiah Karanja
As 2020 comes to a close, we can reflect on God’s faithfulness throughout a tumultuous year. We have experienced upheaval and unprecedented disruption due to the pandemic. Many have lost loved ones and fear seems to abound everywhere.
All I can recall are the words of the Prophet “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you.” ( Isaiah 43:2 NASB)
Regardless of what you have experienced as a believer, God’s presence has been the constant factor and for that we ought to be very thankful.
Looking ahead we can be assured that the Lord has gone before us. As Joshua was about to embark on a treacherous journey across the Jordan and full of unknowns, Moses spoke these parting words to him “The Lord Himself goes before you, He will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.” (Deut. 31:8 NASB).
Jesus himself assured his disciples after his resurrection that He will be with the church all the way to the END. (Matth. 28:20). Therefore, take courage child of God, you are not alone and you are destined for Victory. You will finish well.
Pastor Jeremiah Karanja