Wednesday, April 17, 2013

O is for Overcoming

As the events in Boston and the reactions around the world pressed in on me, I found I had no words to write. I can understand individual madmen, casualties of war and natural disasters, but I have no reference points for the people that applaud and rejoice and dance in the streets over the deaths of innocents however they occur.

As I sat with Father God and let the tears come, I was reminded of Jesus' teaching. He said that the world would hate us because of Him. Our blessings would arouse envy. Our goodness would contrast with the world's evils. Our light would expose the daily increasing darkness. The result is a rage that even the angry cannot explain.

The size of this issue threatens to overwhelm me unless I keep listening.  Then Father lets me know that the answer is the same as it has always been. If we keep taking Light and Truth into the darkness and keep loving people one at a time until they see Him, we are His answer. We once lived in the same darkness and He came and sought us out. How can we do otherwise?

Light always overcomes darkness. Love never fails.

I bless you today to be re-armed with love for a desperately needy world and to overcome the darkness with the light He has placed within you.


  1. I was at the gym when I heard and as the news coverage played and I walked on the treadmill, I was crying on the inside and praying.

    I heard the next day that Brooklyn shined the words "Light overcomes darkness" on a building and underneath it said, "New York loves Boston". How sweet.

    1. Yes, I am heartened by how many have responded with love.