“And the manna ceased the day after they ate of the produce of the land. And there was no longer manna for the people of Israel, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.”
Joshua 5 v. 12
“A part of the host will this year tarry on earth, to do service for their Lord. If this should fall to our lot, there is no reason why the New Year’s text should not still be true. “We who have believed do enter into rest.” The Holy Spirit is the earnest of our inheritance; he gives us “glory begun below.” In heaven they are secure, and so are we preserved in Christ Jesus; there they triumph over their enemies, and we have victories too. Celestial spirits enjoy communion with their Lord, and this is not denied to us; they rest in his love, and we have perfect peace in him: they hymn his praise, and it is our privilege to bless him too. We will this year gather celestial fruits on earthly ground, where faith and hope have made the desert like the garden of the Lord. Man did eat angels’ food of old, and why not now? O for grace to feed on Jesus, and so to eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan this year!”
Charles H. Spurgeon
A post-Christmas conversation I had this week, reminded me so often that indeed God is in control. We rest only in His love, and we have perfect peace in him. So, dear friends, remember that the New Year is filled with beautiful possibilities when we let God in! In Him all our needs are met in His time.
Happy New Year!
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Spurgeon, C.H. (1869). Morning and Evening (Jan. 1st). Barbour Publishing (2018)