Happy 2019 A.D.

What are we actually doing when we celebrate the new year?

We are saying goodbye to the previous year, thanking God for all the blessings we received and for guiding us through the difficulties we faced. Also, we ask God to bless us and guide us in everything we do in the coming year.

Jesus Christ’s birth is used as a starting point to count years that existed before (B.C.) and after (A.D.) He was born. B.C. is an abbreviation for “Before Christ.” A.D. is an abbreviation for “anno Domini,” which is Latin for “in the year of our Lord.”. B.C. and A.D. are used to count years in time.

Therefore, when we celebrate a new year, we are excited about entering another year with Jesus. The birth of Jesus the Son of God is the most important historical point in the history of the world and so, time is measured before and since this event.

Jesus the Son of God was born for us. He is Emmanuel which means, ‘God is with us’. So, whatever joys and problems we have in the coming year, we must remember that we do not face them alone.

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lam. 3:22-23

“You crown the year with your goodness, and your paths drip with abundance.” Ps. 65:11

Happy New Year!