Twenty-five years later, her hair is a little less Farah Faucet, but everything else remains the same.
I want to mention her, because in this world a lot of darkness is going around. The human race has always struggled with discouragement, but in this day and age more and more Christians are battling the negativity of our government, our country, our world.
It’s hard to see our country spitting in Jesus’ face. It’s hard to see rights we once had floating away. It’s brutal to see standards and morals becoming nonexistent . . . to see society valuing sex more than life.
I admit, I have worried about someday bringing children into this confused and destroyed world. I’ve struggled focusing on the positive.
Other people must be feeling this way too, because for the past couple weeks, our phone has been ringing off the hook. Over and over I hear my Mother pick it up, and begin quoting scripture.
“He has not given us the Spirit of fear, but of hope!”
“In God we are more than Conquerors.”
“Trust in the Lord and wait patiently for him.”
“It doesn’t matter what happens in this world. The righteous won’t be moved! God has a remnent and he will NOT forsake us!”
“We were born for such a time as this.”
“In HIS presence there is fullness of joy.”
This is truth. This is supernatural strength. We have a reason to hope: Jesus.
To those of us who struggle with the temptation of one-way tickets to Costa Rica, let’s remember, we have a Savior. He can and will save us from ourselves. He can and will save us from our thoughts. He can and will save us from our circumstances.
No matter how dark the world gets, we have hope.
Share that hope.
Thank you Mommy, for yet another lesson learned from your example.