VIDEO New Year, New You and Eternal Life

But You are the same, and Your years will have no end. Psalm 102:27

The writer of Psalm 102 was concerned about his fleeting days and years. He was apparently facing a serious illness or some crisis that was taking a heavy physical and emotional toll. He wasn’t sure how long he’d live, and he felt the Lord might be shortening his days (verse 23). We all have moments when we wonder if we’ll live as long as we planned.

But the psalmist was comforted in knowing that his God is eternal. “Your years are throughout all generations. Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You will endure…. Your years will have no end” (verses 24-27).

Because God’s years will have no end, neither will those to whom He gives eternal life through Jesus Christ. Hymnist Frances Ridley Havergal once wrote, “Another year is dawning! / Dear Father, let it be / on earth, or else in heaven, / another year for Thee.”[1] If the Lord takes us to Heaven, it’s in His timing. But if not, we have another year on earth to live for Him! Let’s take advantage of it.

Let’s make one resolution this year: to anchor ourselves to God’s grace.

Chuck Swindoll

[1]Frances Ridley Havergal, “Another Year Is Dawning,” 1874.

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