This has been a long year. A year of uncertainty, struggle’ pain. We’ve watched a virus take countless lives. People we knew. People we loved. Jobs have been lost, businesses have shut down and Churches have been forced to close their doors. We’ve witnessed division and violence. And we’ve felt the sting of racism…the deep heartache of hate. There have been times where it’s been difficult to see the hand of God. But even in the darkest of moments, He has been there. Faithful, present, and powerful. As a new year begins, we stand on a simple truth…Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings as eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. We don’t know what this new year will hold, but we know it is held by a God whose mercies are new every morning. This is where we place our trust. This is the truth on which we stand. This is our hope…for the New Year.