My Holiday Wish for The New Year

Costa Mesa, Ca.
December 28, 2012

Dear Family & Friends:

During the darkest days of World War II, King George VI came to the microphone of the BBC to deliver the annual Christmas message to the British Commonwealth.  He spoke these eloquent and immortal words:

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than a light and safer than the known way.”

As we approach the New Year, I take comfort in these words, and look forward to the future with great hope, promise and anticipation for the good things to come.

I wish all of you God’s blessings, and I hope you have a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2013.

Bill Burke


15 thoughts on “My Holiday Wish for The New Year

  1. Bill, thank you for this quote. It’s very inspiring to me right now. . . a real comfort that I needed to hear now, during a difficult time. Wishing you a joyful, blessed 2013!

  2. BILL:
    That is an outstanding quote for the New Year for all who live in this world today. May God be with you at every step. May God bless your family in the coming year.

  3. Thanks for the perfect quote! I snapped a picture of it to refer to it these next few days! Thank you for your wisdom Bill!
    Happy 2013 to you and your wonderful family!

  4. Happy New Year, Bill !! Wonderful quote as we reflect on the year gone by and the year ahead. All the best to you, Ollie, and the whole family.

  5. Hi Bill,
    We were so pleased to hear you speak here in Burbank recently. Hope that 2013 will bring you, Ollie, and the rest of your family many blessings & much happiness.
    Dave & Carolyn Lessley

  6. Wisdom we should all heed for it does seems that some of our darkest days lie ahead but thankfully God is still in control and he guides the hearts of kings. Thank you for sharing this with us and may God bless you and your family. We are still praying for Ollie. Have a great year Bill and look forward to hearing of new adventures.

  7. Dear Bill,.
    May you & your family be blessed with an alignment of God’s will in the coming year. I know that whatever He brings us He will walk through it with us & in the end it will be for our ultimate good.

  8. Thank you for your wonderful thoughts Bill — I share them, and am so encouraged by them! God does not reveal the entire road, only the next bend of it, and it is enough that He walks ahead of us and with us. God bless you and your family!

  9. Thank you Bill for sharing that inspiring quote. It is a wonderful reminder to focus on God and trust in him completely for he is our strength. Looking forward to hearing about your adventure on Mt. Everest on the 10th of January.
    Happy New Year!
    Bill & CJ

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