Going from 2020 to 2021

Count me among the cynical when it comes to the holiday of New Years. In previous New Year’s Eve celebrations that I have attended, when the clock hit midnight and everyone else would go crazy, I would have one thought. This changes nothing. The problems and bills I had on December 30 will still be there January 1.

But this time seems different to me. So permit me to share a few reflections.

1st- 2020 set the bar VERY low what with the pandemic, lockdowns, social and political strife, remote learning and all.

So with the bar set so low, any improvement on those issues will make 2021 a spectacular year by comparison. 2021 does not need to do much to improve upon 2020.


2nd- In the midst of all of the turmoil of 2020, God came through for me in so many different ways. He provided for me through my brothers and sisters in Jesus whether it was money, food, etc.

Personally for me 2020 was no match for Jesus in my life. I guess I could say that Jesus set the bar high as far as what I can look to him for.

Here’s the thing

No bar is too high for Jesus to go over and exceed what we hope for. 🙂

A song that meant a lot to me earlier in the year was rescue by Lauren Daigle. While I was listening to the song back in March one day, I prayed to Jesus and said- “I need you to rescue me again.” And boy did he ever!!! It makes me think of Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!

I am sharing the song again today and also a post by a brother in Jesus who shared his experience with getting vaccinated for COVID. He is Pastor Chuck I met through blogger chat.

Pastor Chuck’s vaccination

15 thoughts on “Going from 2020 to 2021

  1. Lol I’ve thought about that too, with the last day of December being no different then the first day of January…like when people talk about having New Years goals, resolutions, etc then I think to myself ‘why wait for a particular date to start something good, the sooner the better!!??’…..but I guess people’s mindsets feel refreshed by the idea of a brand new year, so be it if it works for them!
    Praying my relationship with God grows even more in the upcoming 2021!! Blessings to you Matt!!

  2. I love that song, Matt. When a friend first shared that song with me, I cried like a baby! It just ministers to your heart. He will rescue us in our lowest state. He won’t leave us comfortless! 🙂

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