How can you safeguard your year? Paul offered a surprising protection that our son Brant discussed this weekend. His lesson resonated with many of us. Here’s a brief summary of his insights combined with some of my own thoughts on how Paul’s admonition to rejoice in the Lord safeguards us in this new year.
From prison, Paul wrote, “Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you” (Phil. 3:1 NIV).
Isn’t it ironic that a letter written from prison would talk about rejoicing? Maybe you’ve felt like you were in a prison last year. You’re praying to be set free in 2021. COVID restrictions restrained us from gathering with friends and family. We couldn’t participate in activities we’d taken for granted. Without warning, many of life’s securities and pleasures were yanked away.Continue Reading