Jesus understands the full breadth of human loneliness because he himself experienced it. But he stays with us when no one else will. His love penetrates deep into our hearts so that we never feel fully alone.
Certainly the coming year will be filled with celebrations and joys. It is also likely that challenges will come. But this is certain, the challenges we could face will pale in comparison to the Gift we have been given.
We seldom realize the extent to which the heart of mankind has been ruined by Adam’s decision. Most of us are quick to declare the control we believe we have over our own destinies. Yet, we are not so quick to admit that each choice we make has a consequence.