Back in 1985, BACK TO THE FUTURE became the year’s highest-grossing movie. And in this sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the 50’s when an experiment by Doc Brown, his eccentric scientist friend, goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents, and must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist. And even more dauntingly, Marty has to figure out how to return to his present time in order to save Doc’s life.
If only we could go back in time as well, but 2019 is now in the books! We can’t rewind—as much as we’d like to—and we can’t go back and correct anything we did or didn’t do. But we can reflect upon (and evaluate) where we’ve been, and if we’re wise, make some present-day changes that will affect our future.
So, listen in as we focus on “Looking Back to the Future” (Ps. 39:4-6; Pro. 4:23; Eph. 5:15-17; II Tim. 4:5-7) and reflect upon the opportunities and responsibilities that the New Year holds for each of us.