Amen to Nicholas’ closing prayer, “Let 2019 be a year of transformation as we prepare for the coming of Christ”, for indeed the Alpha and the Omega will come quickly and bring His reward to each of us according to our serving Him (Rev 22:12).
As we pass from 2018 into 2019, it is appropriate to look back and forward. 2018 has been a year of revelations. We have seen just how deep political convictions can be and the lengths to which people will go to achieve their desired ends. Such dark revelations have been countered by visions of light: we have been reminded that God ultimately is in control. He has accorded free will to mankind, but man will not prevent the King from exercising His power to break into our lives, bringing grace and truth.
This is an age of division and the divisions are going to get worse. The darkness will get darker and the light brighter. 2018 battered us with its hurdles and tensions. The confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh seemed doubtful and the mid-term elections seemed to threaten a “blue wave” that would empower the Democrats to impeach the President. But…
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