It's the last day of 2010. Where did the last decade go? I still remember New Year's Eve 1999 and all the excitement about the new millennium. The new millennium looks a lot like the old millennium if you take out advances in technology.
Men and women are still sinners and because of that condition we quarrel, we lust and covet. We invent ways of doing evil, as Paul put it. And we still put our faith, trust in hope in people and politicians, in things and money that have no power to satisfy our deepest longing and greatest need.
Only God can do that in Jesus Christ. It has always been so, though there are more doubters than acceptors. Still, as those Christmas cards say, "Wise men still seek him."
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Thank you and may you have a safe, prosperous and blessed new year, secure in the knowledge that nothing is out of God's sight, power or control.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.