year there are people who give too much importance on the shaping of
the kind of footprints they would leave behind on the shores of time to
ensure their marks in history. But be they footprints of the learned or
of the unlearned, the tides of time are no respecter of footprints. For
every time the tides visit the shores, the waves of change that they
bring will simply wash away whatever marks there are on the sands.
Therefore as this year ends, whatever footprints this year may be
leaving on the shores of time, be they good and/or bad, leave them to
the waves of change and let us all embrace the dawning of another new year,
holding on firmly to the assurance that the Lord will continue to
sustain us throughout the next year and the years to come.
Consider a year as just a very long day and a new year as just another
new day so that whatever may had been and whatever will be, still it is
always worthwhile to thank the Lord, because his love and mercy, which
sustain us every day, are new each day.