Observation - January 5, 2018


Addy Oberlin
Neepawa Banner & Press

We started a new year. 2018. What is our outlook of 2018? Maybe we are bringing some pressures and disappointments from last year with us into the new year. Some mourning for loved ones who so recently left us has joined us again now. But we are also facing new challenges and we are making plans for this year.

Life can be very stressful when we try to figure out what is the best way to live and how to live. The Bible tells us in several places how we can have peace and joy in a world full of misery. Even when we slip and fall, a loving Father is there ready to pick us up and carry us a while if need be. In John 14:27 Jesus tells us “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you, not as the world gives, give I you..” In John 15:11 Jesus says “…that your joy may be full.”

When we let the Lord have His way in our life He will give us peace and joy.