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There has been much overwhelming sadness in the world lately. People are hurting in the Philippines, a tornado ripped through the Midwest, a wonderful soul has been missing for over a day now and people are struggling and hurting the world round. Amidst a world of pain that weighs on us every single day, I somehow still momentarily can feel the warmth of shreds of light and goodness. I see people stretching out their hands to help those in need. I see people who are willing to sacrifice themselves. I also see smiles and the warmth of people’s souls shine forth in their actions. The way that spiritual beings unite in a crisis points to a something greater and a hope that cannot be destroyed. Knowing that we are not alone and that someday we will be together again is something that helps us to push through the dark and dismal world full of failure and imperfection, sadness and tragedy.
Praying for all those hurting right now. It makes me think about how really our purpose for being here is to point people to our Great Maker and to ease the hurt of those around us. Really, what else is there? All else is vanity. And that’s the strange thing about sudden change and death and pain. It draws us all closer together and makes us realize the beautiful and important facets of this life. It isn’t the things or the fame or the money or the success but the real Truth shining in His Word and the hope of our home in another place.
To Adam who I never knew really well, you seem to be so loved by so many. Your short life is a testament to goodness and God and may I have the opportunity to meet you on the other side someday. I respect your individuality and the way you were known to make people laugh. Perhaps you’re making the Lord smile as we go about our business down here.
May God be taking care of you Adam 🙂