"Behold, I make all things new." (Rev. 21:5.)
The morning dawns in glory, and the night
Wraps up its somber garments in its flight;
My soul awakes from dreaming,
And my eyes
Survey God's sunburst beaming
From the skies.
I seem to hear Thee saying, "Soon the night
Of earth will pass forever, and the light
Of glory will be breaking
Eternal morn be waking
THE New Year means an everlasting farewell to the Old Year. We may not relive the "old"; but we may, by God's help, redeem the "new."
We face the New Year in the joy of new possibilities, and in the settled purpose to redeem the time. The first day of January always seems radiant with glory, calling us to new undertakings and accomplishments.
For the moment we pause and look into God's great coming new year, the Year of Jubilee, which awaits this sad, sin-stricken earth. As the old year passes, and a New Year dawns, even so will the old things pass away, and all things be made new.
If we face a New Year with joy, how much more do we face with joy that great eternal year of song.
Watching I turn my eyes
Unto the east,
God's great sunrise;
A grand new era dawns, I see
The thousand years of Jubilee:
Spread is the feast!
Behold, earth's shadows flee,
No bitter wail
Comes now to me;
Instead, a blooming Paradise
O'er all the earth doth now arise:
To Thee all hail!
The Lord has come to reign:
His glory shines,
Earth's sorrows wane;
So long as sun and moon endure,
His rule of righteousness is sure: