As we ring in 2014, many of us will pause and look back at the year just passed. For me, it was a year like all years, filled with changes and surprises. The quote below this note was shared by one of our members. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
May we enter this coming year boldly, trusting that God is at our side with a hand ready to catch us when we stumble. May we look to the future with hope and know that God's dream is lived out through each one of us.
Happy New Year!
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."
-- from "God Knows," a poem by M.L. Haskins
-- famously quoted by King George VI in a Christmas 1939 radio broadcast, just weeks after the start of World War II