Commentary

December 7, 2012

Chaplain thoughts – December 7, 2012


“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.”

~ Helen Keller

I wrote about optimism last week and want to continue that theme today.

There is no question about the absolute horrors that happen in our world.

People starving, homeless, held in slavery, beaten for their beliefs, sickness and death … and most Americans will never know these. So what’s a person to do to make a difference? First, what not to do is give up! We must take action; do not let apathy enter the equation. We must focus on the task of being “overcomers.” Whatever the adversity presented in our lives and the lives of others, we must overcome. Isaiah 40:31 tells us, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Blessings from Above …

 




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