Here we stand at the start of a new year: changed by the events of the previous year in ways we may never fully understand, and ready for the events in the coming year we cannot fully foresee.
But “now” is elusive. “This moment” is fleeting.
A year from now, we will most likely look back at January of this year and think, where has the time gone? We’ll chuckle at a few of this year’s memories, shudder at the tragedies, shake our heads at the surprises, and—hopefully—bend the knee in gratitude for the seconds, minutes, and hours God has granted.
Our “now” is next year’s “past” and last year’s “future.”