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"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever". Hebrews 13:8 (The Bible)

There is a favourite poem of our Queen called 'The Gate of the Year' by Minnie Louise Haskins. I am sure that a lot of you will know it. It was quoted by King George VI in his 1939 Christmas broadcast:-

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."

Only Jesus - God the Son - can go back into our past and heal all the hurts and wounds we have received. Only He can be with us through every day, no matter where we are or what's happening to us. And only He can lead us into the unknown of the New Year because only He knows exactly what we shall encounter and will lead us through it. All we have to do is ask Him in faith.

May you all have a very blessed and happy New Year,

Tony and Jane. 667107