“Thomas said to Him, Lord, how can we know the way? Jesus said to him, I am the way!” (John 14:5-6)
We are approaching the first day of a new year. We are setting out on a journeyof which we can have no knowledge in advance. The roadis one on which we have never traveled hitherto. We do not know what any day will have for us. We do not know what our duties will be, what burdens shall be laid upon us, what sorrows we shall have to endure, or what battles we shall have to fight.
It may truly be said of this new year, “You have never traveled this way before” (Josh. 3:4). There will be sorrows and joys this year, and failures and successes, just as there were this past year.
We cannot see one step ahead of us! How, then, can we know the way?
As we sit in the quietness of our personal time with the Lord, and ask this question, we hear an answer which is full of comfort. Jesus says to us, ”I am the way!”
All we need to do, therefore, will be to follow Jesus through this new year. He has made a waythrough this dark world for us. He has gone over the whole journey and opened a road for us, at great cost to Himself. He personally went over the way, and we shall find His footprints at every step!
He has a definite way for each one of us. Every mile of the journey, He has chosen; and every place where we set up our tent, He has selected for us!
The Lord Jesus calls us to enter the new year with calm trust in Him. He bids us to put away all anxieties and forebodings. He is the Way, and He will provide for all our needs! All He desires for us to do is “follow in His steps” (1 Pet. 2:21).
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God bless you and your family, this day and always.
All for our King’s glory,
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This post is another installment of Miller’s Monday Musings, a weekly series that is published every Monday on my website. The series features selected writings that have been adapted from the works of James Russell Miller (1840-1912), a much-beloved Christian author and pastor who is well-remembered for his practical thoughts on Christian home and family life. Learn more about this weekly series by clicking here.