New Year 2020

Pause is a good thing.

We started 2020 rather hecticly. There’s flood and my wife had to call home to ask my parents in law to evacuate. And then last night the haze from bushfire came to our doorstep. It was so close. The disasters that became the national headlines came to our homes.

Looking back at 2019, it was a year full of mixed emotions. We had many fears and troubled days, as well as bright and joyful occassions. We had our sorrows and also rejoicing moments.

There are things that I wished I could have done in 2019 but somehow didn’t happen. There are some answered prayers and some prayers that God said “No” or “Wait”. So honestly, I am quite at lost on starting this New Year.

Two things that I know however: to do things that need to be done & to wait upon the Lord for things that are not clear.

Yesterday, it was first time I see the beautiful words:

My son, do not forget my teaching,
    but let your heart keep my commandments,
for length of days and years of life
    and peace they will add to you.

Proverbs 3:1-2

I might be confused with the so many things happening surround me. And I just can’t make sense of what’s going on. But the words above is helpful for it sets the tone, if I not forgetting the teaching but keeping the commandments in my heart (another big things to unpack how to keep in heart)………then the promise of days & life & peace will be added unto me.

And I look forward for God’s strength and grace to enable me each day. Amen.

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