New Year provides us the opportunity to look not only forward but also backward. Scripture continually invites us to move forward with a framework of remembrance: of the character of God and His unfolding story of redemption. When we remember Him, we remember something more real and true than our circumstances so that we always have reason for hope and joy.
Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children.
not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.