Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hope in Tragedy and the Day to Day

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I had a handful of posts that I had scheduled to post this week.  In light of everything that's going on in the world, it just seemed so trivial to post about muffins or our field trips.  

With the devastating earthquake in Nepal and the rioting in Baltimore, it's been a heavy week for the world.  Although, there aren't any weeks or days that go by that don't hold tragedy.

The story goes that we all still have to put one foot in front of the other and life continues to go on.  We all still have to feed our children or go to work or fold laundry or eat a meal, whatever it is that we all do, life still calls for us. As trivial as some things may seem in light of tragedy, life still calls.

Regarding the tragedies and the atrocities in the world, some will do or give nothing.  Others will give everything!  The most important thing we can do is...

Know Our Part in the Story
May we allow our compassion, our grief or even our anger to drive us to do our part. We need to know our part in this story of life.  For many, that means pray and talk to our children about these things. Teach them. Exemplify compassion, love, and servanthood.  Prepare future generations to be and do better.

For others, that means give in some way. Money, time, resources or HOPE! 

Next week, there will be different parts to the story.  Sadly, there will be more tragedy, loss, pain, suffering and injustice.  More people in the East may continue to lose their homes or lives for living for Him. Yet, I may still post about muffins or silly trips to the beach.  That does not, however, mean I will stand by and do nothing!

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, He rescues those whose spirits are crushed."     ~Psalm 34:18

What is your part in this story of life?

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