I though it right to start the New Year off with a dose of Spurgeon. Read what he has to say about rejoicing in and magnifying our Savior in the New Year. May we all see our salvation in Jesus as a cause to rejoice in the New Year.
We will be glad and rejoice in thee (Son of Solomon 1:4)
Be Glad and Rejoice in the God
We will be glad and rejoice in God. We will not open the gates and begin the new year on a note of sadness. Rather, we will sing to the sweet strains of the harp of joy and the high sounding cymbals of gladness.
O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise unto the rock of our salvation (Psalm 95:1).
We, the called and faithful and chosen, we will drive away our griefs and set up our banners of confidence in the name of God. Let others lament over their troubles.
Magnify the Lord with Joy
We who have the sweetening tree to cast into Marah’s bitter pool will magnify the Lord with joy. Eternal Spirit, our perfect Comforter, we will never cease from adoring and blessing the name of Jesus. Jesus must have the crown of our heart’s delight. We will not dishonor our Bridegroom by mourning in His presence. We are ordained to be the minstrels of the skies. Let us rehearse our everlasting song before we sing it in the halls of the New Jerusalem.
We will be glad and rejoice – two words with one meaning – double joy, blessing upon blessing.
Should there be any limit to our rejoicing in the Lord even now? What riches are laid up in Jesus! What rivers of infinite bliss have their source and every drop of their fullness in Him!
Sweet Lord Jesus, You are the present inheritance of Your people. Favor us this year with such a sense of Your preciousness that from its first to its last day, we may be glad and rejoice in You. Let January open with joy in the Lord and December close with gladness in Jesus.
Spurgeon, Morning and Evening: January 1, Evening