January 1, 2021
Dear Cathedral Family,
Hindsight is 20/20 – this phrase has never felt truer than it does right now!
As 2020 takes its spot in the rearview mirror, I can’t help but think about what a roller coaster of a year it has been. When I remember back to a year ago today, there was no way to anticipate what a wild ride 2020 would turn out to be.
Even though we didn’t know what was coming, God did!
As I reflect on 2020, it’s clear that God has been moving powerfully in ways only He could have planned. And though we couldn’t see it earlier, now in hindsight, we recognize how He prepared us in many ways to face what 2020 would hold. (Remember our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting last January?) Looking back, we can see with greater clarity the unfolding of His plans to both challenge and bless us in 2020.
My prayer for us as we look ahead to 2021 is that we would continue to trust God’s heart and plan and embrace what He has in store for us. Even if the future seems muddled and uncertain, we know we can look to God and be assured that He will lead us through. His vision is always sure and steady.
I’m excited for the possibilities this new year holds, especially in the life of our church. No matter what comes our way, I’m confident that God will shape and mold us to be His vision of the church as we keep drawing near to Him and walking in obedience – together. We will continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community and share the Good News of God’s love.
Our next chapter starts now, and you won’t want to miss a minute of it!
We will have our first worship service together this Sunday. We’ll be celebrating communion as we close the door of 2020 and open the door of 2021. I will be ministering from this passage:
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
So, whether it’s in person at the 9am or 11am service or online at 11am via Livestream or on Facebook, let’s come expectant as we gather for our time of worship together and believe God for the things He has for us in 2021.
Happy New Year!