2021: ‘The Year of Abundance’

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by BA 17 Views

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he [God] will give you everything you need.” Matthew 6:33 2020 was one of the toughest years ever. We endured a pandemic. We survived a surreal situation. We watched the world literally spin off of its axis. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have succumbed to COVID-19 and millions more have been infected worldwide. We missed family gatherings and mourned the loss of family and friends from a distance because of COVID-19 protocols and safety concerns. Our church facilities (not our churches) have been shut down, forcing us to gather and worship virtually. Job losses, unemployment, racial tension, violence, murder and mayhem have prevailed at unprecendented levels. The recent attempted siege of our nation’s Capitol building, the very seat of our democracy, was in many ways the capsulation of the madness we’ve had to manage and maneuver through. And yet, the God we serve is still in control. We are still here! We have much to be thankful for and much to give God the glory about. The God we serve is a God of restoration. Here’s what the Bible says about God’s restorative process: “I will restore to...