Happy New Year to you! I have quoted Minnie Haskin’s poem before, but can’t find where, and so I will do so again today:
“I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year,
‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’
And he replied, ‘Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way.’ ”
As our minister said in church this morning, we start this new year with some trepidation, but also with faith and hope. I hope that 2017 brings you peace, good health, happiness, and the sense that whatever challenges may come, we will get through them together.