I have been trying to think of a good Bible passage to help us start out the new year. I have settled on Hebrews 13:5-6. I can't think of a better promise to us than that of God's presence with us:
13:5 Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you.
13:6 Therefore, we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? (HCSB)
13.5 Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”
13.6 So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?” (NRSV)
Happy New Year, everyone! May each of us experience the comfort and encouragement of God's presence throughout 2006.