There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
I came across these words this morning and they stopped me.
Last year was, for me, a year of unexpected answers and richness, yet from where I stood at the beginning I had no inkling of what the year would bring. Likewise, I sit here this quiet morning wondering if questions or answers will reign in this year.
So precious are those years with answers; so frightening the thought of a year with none. Yet even in the questioning there is blessing as my faith is strengthened in the darkness of unknowing.
And isn’t that the goal after all?
We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
C. S. Lewis
I’d rather (so much rather) that 2018 be a year with more answers but, if not, I can trust that I will be carried through whatever comes and that I will be changed by it.