Lighting the Way
Be kind. Hold onto hope.
I read something recently wherein the author pointed out the presence of clouds in the sky does not mean the absence of the sun, much like our trials and struggles and hard times do not mean the absence of God’s goodness. And while I know that is true, I still find myself needing to get it more instinctively into this heart, this spirit. It can be easily forgotten not only in the midst of my own struggles, but even more so when looking at the world around us. So much is broken and snarled, seemingly devoid of any sort of goodness, of hope, of redemption.
Yet the sun still burns behind the clouds. God didn’t cease to be who He has been from Day One (and before and after) – a creator of good things. (He saw what He had made and it was good …)
And so I remind myself – over this last handful of days in particular – to be kind, to hold onto hope; to show both kindness and hope to others and to myself. If enough of us get together with the lights provided by these acts, well … just think of how bright that collective light will be!
(We can do this. We can be kind and brave givers of hope together.)