The above scene reminds me of the words of an old hymn:
The mercies of God What a theme for my song
Oh I never could number them o’er
They’re more than the stars in the heavenly dome
Or the sands of the wavebeaten shore
For mercies so great, What return can I make
For mercies so constant and sure
I’ll love him, I’ll serve Him with all that I have
As long as my life shall endure.
The year that is drawing to a close bears testimony to the Lord’s great mercy to us amidst the trials and sorrows that many encountered. May the new year which is opening before us bring to yet further manifestations of His love and may we say as the hymn writer puts it: I’ll Love him and serve Him with all that I have, As long as my life shall endure.