A New Year Before Us

As one gets older, in the twilight of our years, the basics become more clearer. In truth, we who believe and trust in Jesus have but one source and if ever there was a time to lock onto this realization, it is now. 

I’ve learned that my need is much greater than I ever thought.
I’ve learned that there is but one source to meet what I lack and only One whom I can trust.
I’ve learned that in spite of what I have learned, I am still my biggest problem.
And I’ve also learned that God’s gracious provision is so much greater than me.

Jesus told us to learn from Him (Matthew 11:29). There can be no greater truth than this. Jesus is indeed the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).

May God’s grace draw all of us who believe and trust in Him, to draw closer to these truths in this New Year that He has graciously laid out before us.

John 16:33 NASB
“These things I have spoken to you so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!



  1. I’m one generation behind you, Bruce, but can certainly relate. Middle age, and beyond, brings a narrowed focus on what’s really real and truly true. It’s interesting, I wrote a post about this same subject this morning! Christ is the way, truth,and life. Other navigational waypoints aren’t needed.

    I enjoy your posts on Christian apologetics, Bruce. Yet your introspective thoughts about growing older with Jesus are valuable too. Keep doing what you do in 2022! Blessings.


    • Hi David. God’s blessings on you and yours in this New Year too! I keep having this recurring thought about what Adam had with God, prior to the fall. Like a young child who says to his parents, “What’s that?” or “Why?”. All the guidance and wisdom of God at his finger tips and he gave it away because he did not appreciate what he had available to him. In essence, God is restoring that appreciation. It’s a long journey but it is so beautiful when one sees it. The thing is, we need His guidance and wisdom, we always have, we just don’t comprehend the difference between God and us. Enter God’s answer, Jesus. “Other navigational waypoints aren’t needed.” Isn’t that the truth! Blessings brother and thank you so much for your encouragement, some glorious day we shall meet. Love in Christ – Bruce

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    • Hi David. God’s blessings on you and yours in this New Year! Thank you. As I hold up your family in my prayers also. I want to thank you for the wisdom you share and your patience with me. You are a dear Christian brother and a gift that I am thankful for. One day we shall meet in the presence of Jesus, I’m thinking our cheeks may be sore from smiling. No pain though, because there is no pain. I threw that in for you :-). Love you in the Lord! – Bruce

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  2. Very true Bruce, even in my late fifties I feel the ever increasing urgency to draw closer to our Lord with each passing day. May we keep our eyes fixed on Him and the prize of His Eternal presence. God bless you and your family brother.


  3. Time really does fly, doesn’t it, brother Bruce? Like the wind.

    I saw in one of the comments above that someone is praying for your unsaved children. My three adult children and grown grandchildren are unsaved, too. I pray for them every single day. I will add your loved ones to my daily prayer, too.

    My youngest son and I recently had the best talk that we have ever had. We talked for an hour and twenty minutes on the phone. Most of that was me sharing my salvation testimony with him — and he was listening! With an open mind, judging by the things he said. Praise God! He will turn 41 this Thursday. I’m praying extra hard for him!


    • Hi Linda Lee, yes three of our five now grown up children are unsaved. One quietly resists (he’s into conspiracies), one approves but it’s not for him and one has her own version of God where non-accountability for her actions and decisions that are hurtful to others are not due to any misguided decisions on her part, the other person is always at fault (she has a narcissistic personality disorder). It’s complicated but we keep doing whatever we can to show them we love them and pray for all of them daily also. With God, all things are possible so as long as I am breathing, I will be praying for them. Glad to hear about your talk with your youngest son, let’s keep one another’s unsaved children in our prayers! Blessings Linda Lee.

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