Wednesday, January 1 — Psalm 1
Genesis 1:1–2:3; Matthew 1:1–17
You, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. Psalm 66:10
We know that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5
Dear Jesus, as we start another year, please guide us in ways we have yet to follow you. Even when tested, be the light on our paths and in our hearts to always remind us that you are near. Amen.