Every so often I hear of some tragedy or misery that has befallen someone we know – a friend, a family member, an ex-colleague. And as I get older, I sometimes have scary thoughts of something similar happening to one or both of us. No doubt, we all feel the same at some point or the other.
From quite young, my experience of God has lead me to believe that He’s in control of my life. Sadly, there have been times that I’ve not lived like a woman of faith. In recent times, I’ve started to rediscover my faith in a much deeper way and it gives me a great sense of security. But faith is not just a security blanket, is it?
My faith empowers me to go beyond. To be unafraid to look at the darkness within me. It pushes me to stand up for what is right. It gives me the courage to dream. To be full of hope even when things are looking dismal. It makes me live without doubt!
“and perhaps what made her beautiful was not her appearance or what she achieved, but in her love and in her courage, and her audacity to believe: no matter the darkness around her, Light ran wild within her, and that was the way she came alive, and it showed up in everything.” ― Morgan Harper Nichols
I want Light to run wild within me and show up in all I do!
PS: Today’s Scripture reading ( Mark 3:13-19) was an eye opener for me. There was a line in the passage that I’ve often read before that I seem to have missed. It’s about Jesus calling the apostles and entrusting them with a mission. The last line of the passage reads, “And then he went home.” I realized that he really did trust these guys! Today, he trusts you and me – without doubt. Do we trust him too?