So much is beyond our control, “the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men.” It shatters our illusions of being in control, triggering mistrust of our leaders. Turns out neither they nor we know where we’re going, let alone get there.
I’m finding encouragement from a guy whose life was ebbing away in isolation, yet kept his vision on the one who has our destiny sorted: I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able … (2 Timothy 1:12).
There’s only one King of Kings. Serving as his agents in a suffering world is the meaning of our lives.
If you’d like something full of hope about where he’s leading us, these were our most-read posts in 2021:
- When your life is threatened (Matthew 8:23-27)
- Abraham’s life: a summary (Genesis 12–25)
- “Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord” (Exodus 14:13-15)
- Why woe? (Matthew 11:20-24)
- Jesus the healer (Matthew 8:14-17)
- Unconditional forgiveness (Matthew 6:14-15)
- What is the unforgivable sin? (Matthew 12:20-32)
- The decision moment with Jesus (Matthew 8:18-22)
- Light and dark (Ephesians 5:8-14)
- Who was the sower? (Matthew 13:1-23)
Each of those was read thousands of times this year, though all of them were first posted in previous years.
The most popular new posts of 2021 were Got the COVID jab, followed by phrases from Zechariah that Matthew refers to: Strike the Shepherd, Thirty pieces of silver, and Why are the people of earth mourning? Rounding out the top five was this one on where our Lord is taking us: The end: where are we headed? (Matthew 24).
Wishing you a joyous new year in our Lord’s leadership, AD 2022.