The events that occurred in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day reminded us of the darkness that permeates the world we live in. As we survey the landscape of our nation, it would be easy to despair – because darkness is a frightening thing indeed. The other night, a sudden movement jolted me awake.
“Don’t be afraid. ” If I’m honest, sometimes this command feels about as doable for me as winning an Olympic medal in figure skating. My only skating accomplishments involve staying upright and not breaking anything. (Usually while hanging onto the wall. Don’t judge. ).
Psalm 29:11 – "The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace. " Strength and peace. If I could pick a couple of traits to have more of, these would be a no-brainer. Strength would be for those days where life is just too much for me to handle.