Jerry Bowyer: As We Start the New Year

Welcome to the new year: 2021.

But let’s take a moment to look at that number and remember what it means. 2,021 what? 2,021 years from the traditional date of the birth of Christ.

In the ancient world, when an old king died and a new king took over, the calendar started again. Ancient dating frequently started with “The first year of King so and so…”

But what do you do when you get a king who will never die?

The answer is the year of our Lord 2021.

During the French Revolution, they tried to start over with year Zero. But look at the French Calendar now…it’s 2021. No matter how much secular culture tries to deride the historical significance of Christ, they are reminded—on every dateline—how important He was and still is.

May the Year of Our Lord, 2021 be a blessed one for you and yours.