So, we made it through 2016! We lost some folk along the way … family, loved ones, friends, celebrities … but we have so many of the same who remain to accompany us through the year ahead. Many years ago my mother shared this with me, which was penned by Minnie Louise Haskins (it was also quoted by King George VI during his Christmas message that was broadcast to the nation in December 1939) …
And 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.”
So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.
And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.