We come to the end of another calendar year. On this New Year’s Eve, we give thanks for all the blessings the Lord has bestowed on us this past year. With faith and trust in Him, we now look forward to a New Year in joyful hope for the adventures ahead.
Today’s gospel reminds us that those who accept the Lord in our lives, are “given power to become children of God” (Jn. 1:12). God our Father will never leave us nor forsake us. His loving kindness will be our security in the days ahead. Happy New Year.
Loving Father, we thank You for the many ways You show Your fatherly care in our lives. We give You thanks especially for Jesus who has come. May we Your children live as sons and daughters in whom You are well pleased. Amen.