What could there possibly be to celebrate about the future? The last time I checked my crystal ball was unreliable at best! SO if you don't know what the future holds---but you know what the past looked like--would you celebrate? OR would you run for the hills screaming for mercy?
What if we had the capability of seeing the future---knowing what was coming? What if we had the ability to know what tomorrow would hold? How would we handle that information? Based upon some of my past---I might have climbed into a cave and sealed the entrance. If we saw the REALLY hard times before they came---how would we react? God in His infinite wisdom does not allow us to know what tomorrow holds. I could wake up tomorrow and discover I have a terminal illness--or the loss of a significant loved one--or the collapse of our country--or a million other life events which we think we will not survive.
BUT---here is what I know---based upon my history---God has ALWAYS been by my side. When hard times come---I am most aware of His presence. I have loved and lost---watched loved ones pass on---had great calamities of many kinds occur---and survived---BECAUSE of His faithful love. He has held me--sustained me--provided my every need--when I thought I could not take another breath. He has been my shelter---NOT the cave I would have crawled in had I known what was coming.
AND MOST IMPORTANT---had I known the future---and crawled in the cave out of fear--look at all I would have missed. The REALLY wonderful times--the blessings of life---the happiness and joy He has lavished upon me.
SO---I celebrate the future---in the sure and certain knowledge there will be many blessings--much joy
AND the faith and hope--certainty--that when the hard times come--and they will---He will carry me through them with His faithful presence and provision. I celebrate the future--that God holds in His hand!
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.