Thursday, January 1, 2015

The New Year Ahead

The twinge of sadness when Christmas passes is relieved by the prospect of New Year next week. There is the excitement of a new beginning no matter what it may bring.

But Christmas in the heart, through the indwelling Christ, brings not only a new year that starts immediately, but a new life that never ends. We don’t wait a week to begin; eternal life does not start at death, but now. We have it now as surely as we will ever have it, although the hereafter will bring fresh glories beyond our comprehension.

For the Christian, there is not only a New Year on the calendar but a New Forever in the heart!

[Vance Havner]

John 17:3 ... And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

1 John 5:20 ... And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

Titus 3:7 ... That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

1 Timothy 6:12 ... Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.