When I was growing up, we celebrated New Year’s Eve in a very simple way.
by Melissa Silva
When I was growing up, we celebrated New Year’s Eve in a very simple way. We stayed up until midnight eating snacks, talking, and watching television. I think that for many people, welcoming the new year is all about festivities, and then maybe a few New Year’s resolutions thrown in for good measures.
As Christians, however, it is different. It is a time to remember all the Lord’s blessings in the past year, and thank Him in a special way. It is a time to share our blessings with others, especially the less fortunate. It is a time to look to the future and pray and plan to work increasingly better for our loving Master.
Now that we are already in the new year, let us not forget the blessings of the past year too quickly or neglect to dedicate ourselves to the Lord. Let us also not forget the thousands of Seventh-day Adventist missionaries working far and near, sacrificing themselves for the Lord’s cause. They especially need our prayers.
This month, we are happy to present to you the blessings from 2014 that the SETI team is grateful for, as well as a beautiful story of silent messengers going out in the Dominican Republic. May these stories bless and encourage you.