And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.Philippians 1:6
This year presented us with lots of challenges and daily questions about how to live in this unknown situation. We have also learned that focusing on what is known is even more important. God’s character has not changed–his presence, love, and provision for us during a difficult year has been evident. God’s purpose for us also has not changed as he uses all the situations in our lives to more fully develop us into the likeness of Jesus. That perspective will allow us to look back at the year and see the many ways we were challenged in our faith, and it should also give us hope for the days ahead that there is still lots of work left to be done.