I don't know about y'all but I'm kinda glad to see 2020 come to a close. 2020 was a tough year with the Corona virus and all. Should we isolate or not? Should we wear masks or not? So many questions and concerns. So many that were sick in our church family and in our community. And there are those who are still recovering and may be doing so for a long time.
   School in the buildings, distance learning, school in the buildings, distance learning, teachers going above and beyond, students trying to make the best of a confusing situation, graduation postponed, graduation outdoors, designated out door graduation gift area, no Christmas play, untimely passing of friends and family. Not able to spend the holidays with family. A year slowly dragging by. Things just different! This was 2020!
   But there was a bright side to 2020. There were new babies added to our community. There were special memories made while self quarantining. Paul bringing our Christmas treat bags to our homes. An awesome new study of the book Revelation. The ability to do "Church" outside the church. The Road Show - Falls Creek at Gibson Baptist Camp.
   Now 2021, 365 new days, a year's worth of a clean slate. 365 days to experience new things, to try new things. 365 days to connect or reconnect with God, to invite Christ Jesus into your life as Lord and Saviour. 365 days to let the Holy Spirit do exciting things in your life. I always find this Scripture a comfort when looking at the future. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8). Knowing this helps me find peace in the midst of the chaos. One more thought, "Don't worry about the future, God is already there."
Bro. Orden