“The land whither ye go to possess it is a land of hills and valleys and drinketh water of the rain of heaven: a land which the Lord thy God careth for: the eyes of the Lord are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.” Deut. 11:11, 12
Another new year, a new beginning. As we stand upon the verge of the unknown, who can tell what will come, what is before us? Another year has gone by. As we look back what do we see? Has it been a prosperous year? Have there been obstacles or difficulties? Have we gone through some valleys or storms? As we continue to journey on, we can only hope that the new year before us will be even better than the one we are exiting. We do not know if there will be loss or sorrow. But we must take courage and look for the silver lining in every cloud. We must not linger in the lowlands because we are afraid to climb the high mountains, but must raise up with determination and faith, that for every step we take there will be strength for the journey.
Still upward be thine onward course – For this I pray today.
Still upward as the years go by – And seasons pass away.
Still upward in this coming year – Thy path is all untried.
Still upward may thou journey on – Close by the Saviour’s side.
Still upward even though sorrow come – And trials crush thine heart.
Still upward may He draw thy soul – With Christ to walk apart.
Still upward till the day shall break – And shadows all have flown.
Still upward till in Heaven you wake – And stand before the throne.