The beginning of a New Year is always a good opportunity to reflect. We can look at our past year and remember the good times and the not-so-good times. The benefit of looking back is to learn from our past. It is often quoted “the only thing we learn from history is we don’t learn.”
But we cannot always be looking backwards. Jesus said in Luke 9:62, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God." I think a farmer would agree, it is hard to work efficiently if we are not looking forwards.
My prayer is that this year we keep our eyes fixed ahead on the Author and Finisher of our faith; that we press on towards the goal that is set before us; and keep working hard to see God’s promises for Latrobe Valley become a reality.
May God bless you all this year!
Senior Pastor at Eternity Church.