I wrote a much-too-wordy blog essay to welcome in the new year. Then I scrapped it. Here, instead, are seven brief observations. And Pink.
—Good things are happening in the midst of bad things.
—But lots more bad things are coming, many of which will never happen (a paraphrase of Doug Wilson).
—Evil promotes its enslaving agendas with lies, and perpetuates itself with more lies.
—It’s easier to go along with lies than not.
—Truth can be found in the midst of lies, but it requires some effort.
—God equips and expects his people (seekers and lovers of truth) to bravely live in a world of lies, and to confront lies with truth.
—Holding to what is true in a world of lies can make for some uncomfortable life experiences.
I’m reading a biography of the Bible expositor, A.W. Pink. He experienced hardship, disappointment, sickness, and poverty in his span of years. But Pink had the Christian hope that has sustained God’s people through the centuries, and he expressed it so eloquently in this following quote…
Here’s wishing you a brave, true and hopeful 2022