How has your life changed from a year ago? That is not always an easy or comfortable question to ask. That question probably stirs many emotions in your own heart – good and bad. For some of you, 2016 has been an amazingly wonderful year. Maybe you have met someone who has changed your life. Maybe you have been blessed with an addition to your family. Maybe you have been promoted at work. For others of you, 2016 holds bitter memories. Maybe a relationship has been broken. Maybe a loved one has passed. Maybe an illness has arisen. Regardless of your circumstances, good or bad, take heart. Our God Reigns!! God’s promises will endure. We don’t have to wonder about his faithfulness. “The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever,” (Isaiah 40: 8). I like to reflect as a new year approaches, not because I want to think about what would have been or should have been. I like to think about the fact that no matter how much my life has changed in the past 12 months, God hasn’t. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Whatever circumstances surround you at the conclusion of 2016, I pray one thing above all else. I hope and pray you have come to treasure Christ more through the past year. May God be supremely magnified above all else in 2017.