Peace for 2015

January 5th 2015, by Timothy S. Tyson

Here we are at the birth of a new year. 2015 is here already! Typically this time causes us to reflect on what has transpired in the previous year and make plans for the year to come.

None of us knows what this year holds, but we do know that life is predictable on one hand yet unforeseeable on the other. If you experience a surprise (good or bad), we want to provide advice and solutions tailored to meet your changing needs and goals.  If life continues to be predictable, staying in touch and monitoring your financial plan remains an important priority for us. Wherever you find yourself, we aim to provide you experienced advice that is sound, and service to put/keep your plan in motion.

We do not take lightly the trust you have placed in us to assist you with your financial planning needs. We hope that the advice and service we provide alleviates much of the stress from your financial planning needs. Beyond what we do for you, we hope each of you experiences rest in the peace God offers to all of us. Christmas isn’t too far in the rear view mirror and is a great reminder that God’s peace is offered through His gift of Jesus. So from the team at Master’s, we wish you a prosperous and peace filled year.

I recently heard the hymn “Be Still, My Soul”* and I thought it does a good job at capturing the significance of God’s peace to us. I encourage you to read the hymn in its entirety, but here’s the first stanza for you ponder:

“Be still, my soul; the Lord is on your side:

Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;

Leave to your God to order and provide;

In every change he faithful will remain.

Be still, my soul; your best, your heavenly friend

Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.”

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” – Isaiah 26:3

*Words:Katharina A. von Schlegel, in Neue Sammlung Geistlicher Lieder, 1752 (Stille, meine Wille, dein Jesus hilft siegen); translated from German to English by Jane L. Borthwick in Hymns from the Land of Luther, 1855. Music:Finlandia Jean Sibelius, 1899