This is where I was last year. Onething 2010(-2011) It was seriously one of the best New Year's of my life so far. Worshipping, running around the Kansas City Conference Center like crazy people, dancing, joy train, loving others&loving Jesus. I look at this picture, and I realize how much has changed. I mean that in a good way. Take these examples:
Steffen(the guy w/the Joy bomb shirt)&Joanna(the one grabbing his head)had gotten engaged a week earlier.
Now they are married.
Jeremy(the one w/his face squished next to Joanna)&Grace(the one w/glasses) were both single.
Now they are engaged to each other.
Rebecca(the lovely one making a face between Nicola&Grace)was prayerfully considering going on the World Race(an 11 month,11 country mission trip).
Now she's in Mozambique on said World Race.
So much has changed in 12 months. I've learned a lot of things this year. One of the things I've learned is just how unpredictable God is. He can change everything in a matter of 20 minutes, how much more in a year?! I would be foolish to say that everything is going to stay the same. I know it's not. How things are going to change, I don't know. But I don't have to be overwhelmed by the mystery that is 2012...because I know that the LORD never changes(Malachi 3:6a). I don't know the events of 2012, but I know that whatever happens...
He is faithful.
He is loving.
He is a good father.
He is worthy of praise.
He is holy.
He is wonderful.
His plans for me are to bring me hope and a future, not to harm me.
I know that He is LORD, I know that He is on my side, &I know that because of that 2012 is going to be a good year. Happy New Year!
"They say Aslan is on the move - perhaps has already landed.”..." 'Safe?' said Mr Beaver; 'don't you hear what Mrs.Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you.'"-C.S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch&the Wardrobe