31 December 2021
Happy New Year! 2022 is going to be so much better than 2021! Just like 2021 was so much better than 2020, right? The truth is, maybe it will, maybe it won’t. But we can be sure that we will encounter some kind of disappointment this year.
The people of God in the Bible were not strangers to disappointment. When the exiles returned from Babylon, back to Jerusalem, and started rebuilding the temple, it was a time of great celebration… for some. Others, who knew the splendour of the old temple, and compared it to the new, were deeply saddened at how the new paled in comparison to the old.
This year may be filled with joy for us. Or, we might be met with profound disappointment. The good news is, through the joy and the disappointment, God is at work. He did great and mighty things through people in the bible, regardless of the state of the temple. Today, we can celebrate that Jesus is the new Temple, and God will do mighty things through him, regardless if 2022 is filled with joy or disappointment.
So all that being said… Happy New Year!!!