“Thus far the LORD has helped us.” As you look back in the year 2015, what do you see; moments to failure, wasted opportunities? When it comes to your failures, God says “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins. Put Me in remembrance; Let us contend together; State your case, that you may be acquitted” Isaiah 43:25-26. When it comes to your wasted opportunities, God says, “I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten…” (Joel 2:25). If we do not learn from the past we are doomed to repeat it. It’s okay to look back and learn, but if you drive looking in the rear view mirror, you’ll end up in a ditch. Whether good or bad, don’t get stuck in the past. Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these? For it is not wise to ask such questions” (Ecclesiastes 7:10). God says, “I know the plans I have for you…they are plans for good…” (Jeremiah 29:11). God has a plan for you this coming year. So, learn from the past and expect great things in the future from God. Happy New Year, blessings & love in Christ, Samuel and the family of Samuel’s Kids Ministries International.