It has come. Twenty-Fourteen is here. The start of a new year… Am I excited? Hmmm, not really! What I mean is I’ve had my share of “new beginnings” in 2013 so I am not feeling particularly excited about 2014 in that sense. 

I am full of expectations though! I guess I'm seeing 2014 more as a kind of "background" God will use to continue this wild wild thing he started in my life 10 months ago as I set foot on French soil. 

It is kind of a God thing to take something old and make something new out of it, to start new things. We can see that in the words of the prophet Isaiah announcing the coming of the Messiah:

 'This is what the Lord says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.'

So does God have more new things in store for me this year? Perhaps. Will Jesus come back? Not a clue. But what I know for sure is that God has already started something new in me in Christ, and he promised he would one day finish it when I see him face to face.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

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