If it is actually possible to have a “Happy New Year”, WHO can make it happen, and HOW does one go about it?
The Psalmist gives us our answer.
“Come and see what God has done:
HE is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
HE turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot. There did we rejoice in HIM, who rules by HIS might forever,
whose eyes keep watch on the nations—let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah” Psalm 66:5-7
What does Selah mean? It is a Hebrew word meaning a musical interlude; to pause and think about what was said or sung.
“By awesome deeds YOU answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation,
the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas;
the one who by HIS strength established the mountains,
being girded with might; who stills the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples,
so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at YOUR signs.
YOU make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.
YOU visit the earth and water it; YOU greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water; YOU provide their grain,
for so YOU have prepared it. YOU water its furrows abundantly,
settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth.
YOU crown the year with your bounty;”
LOOK TO YOUR CREATOR, OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, THE ONE WHO MADE YOU IN HIS IMAGE. HE HAS PROVIDED THE WAY BACK – JESUS PAID THE PRICE REQUIRED BY A HOLY GOD. HE DIED AND ROSE AGAIN THAT YOU AND I MAY BE BORN AGAIN INTO A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. HE ALONE MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR NOW AND FOR ETERNITY.