Our life unfolds in a continuous succession of experiences and expectations. No two days are the same, no year leaves us unaltered.
Our individual paths through this life always vary. There are periods of happiness and periods of suffering, periods of plenty and periods of poverty. There are also periods of hope and periods of disappointment, of building up and breaking down.
There are years of strength and years of weakness, years of great certainty and even years of serious doubt.
Such are the threads that weave together to form the fabric of our lives. And through all our years and our experiences, it is comforting to know our God is there with us and is present in all our activities.
Sometimes, when the going gets rough, the effort of survival can often seem impossible. However, it is important we keep on striving in everything we do. If we never lose hope, then a new future is always possible.
Even on the other side of death a different existance awaits us. Hopefully then, we will at last find the rest we sought in this life, in the arms of a God who has loved us through all our years.