Unlike many, we don't put any great stock in observing New Year's Eve. Or New Year's Day, for that matter.
The ticking of a clock is continuous, given regular winding or changing of a battery. One second is much like the last, and it's unlikely that Eternity cares. Marking the passage of time is a popular habit, though, and I'm not belittling those who do so. To each, his or her own.
I personally get much more excited by the knowledge that with each passing moment, we're that much closer to Jesus' return, and that's something to REALLY celebrate!
But 2016 has not been a pleasant year, to hear most people tell it. Between terror attacks, a bitterly divisive election cycle, and everything else going on around the world, most are ready for the thing to end.
Personally, we had a very good year. We moved out of the big city and a deteriorating neighborhood, bought a home, replaced three vehicles, and our younger daughter escaped injury in a serious accident. I had a health scare which turned out to be nothing at all.
So we'll stay home, munch on some snacks, and watch a movie or two. And, if this year is like many previous Eves, we'll go to bed around the usual time. And probably be awakened briefly at midnight by fireworks.
But all in all, we've nothing to complain about. So to all of my readers, I say "Happy New Year!" in hopes that it will be, for each of you.
Thank you for stopping by, my friends. May God bless you all.