The Year of Mercy which takes its full swing right now gives us that hope that unfinished businesses of the past have been taken into the hands of the One who was in the beginning of all we hoped for, desired, dreamed, planned etc. What we haven’t finished off, maybe because of our limitations, weakness, laziness, fear, lack of faith in God and people, etc. is still the material God works on for our bright future. The brightness of our future comes from the light which shone when the Son of God was born. As we read in the Book of Genesis one of the first things God created was light so that life could happen on earth. As humans we are not simply physical in need of the light of the Sun but we are also spiritual in need of the light of God. That light brightened the sky above Bethlehem and that light of Christ brightness every moment of our life and death so that in all those moments, despite their darkness, we can hope that life can come from them, that something good can come from them because God is the Beginning and the End of all we are and do. He is Alpha and Omega.
Embrace your past with trust in God’s mercy and look forward to 2016 trusting God’s grace to work in you.