My emotions are high, my heart is broken, and my soul is heavy… there are horrific tragedies that permeate the news and I always try to not let them penetrate my safe bubble of existence. But how can I read, hear and digest all that goes on in this world without finally crumbling into tiny pieces of bitterness, rage, and sorrow? The darkness surrounds us, yet again. We cannot escape it. No matter how much I attempt to disengage. I cannot. I must address it.
Murder of innocent lives. Little precious children. Teachers, treasured teachers. Evil in places of innocence. Massacre in theaters. In malls. In schools. Everywhere there is the possibility of danger. Evil lurks in hidden corners of our world.
Such darkness I cannot ignore. I try. I say a prayer for those suffering and walk forward in my little world of safety. But who is really safe? I drop my kids off at school with a new prayer of protection, and an anxious heart. I know my world is not safe.
No one is safe.
I am having difficulty these days just walking on, as I usually can muster the detachment to do so. This time I am weary of the fight. I want to keep my family in my home with the doors locked and never ever leave again. The world is just too terrifying, untrustworthy, and unpredictable.
Yet, I must go forward. We must live in this world. I cannot control and protect our every move. I gravely surrender, with fear and paranoid insecurity. I have no choice.
For those who have been attacked by these evil monsters that dwell among us…
My heart aches for you.
And I will pray for His Light of comfort and strength to surround you.
Because in this world, there is good. It abounds and stretches through the darkness. As my pastor once shared with me,
”One stream of light pierces an entire room of darkness”. Light will always overcome darkness.
One tiny stream. Of Light. Can light up a large mass of darkness.
Light is powerful. Even the smallest ray…
So with a heavy sigh, I will use my light and make it glow. And I will pray that all the light of His Highest Grace and Glory will overcome it all.
All of it.
Will you join me?