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Like many, I have been glued to the news and social media over all the latest events that have rocked America to the core. Tragedy struck Orlando, California and I became fixated. Trying to gather information and discovering more and more about the victims. Some of the things I read moved me to tears and other things that I read made me a bit angry. In a world that is so full of these things, we are discovering more and more of this life shattering moments are happening and I became fixated.
In my weakness, I wondered why this happened to 49 people who had such promising lives ahead of them. I wondered why in the world some groups were filled with such hate in a time that should in fact cause us to set aside our differences and actually reach out to each other. I was in my moments of research, prayer and frustration I realized that my fixation was causing me to miss the point.
We can not know when tragedy is going to happen. We may never know the reasons and we most certainly may never understand people’s motives. However, we can control ourselves.
Instead of fixating on the tragedies that are going on around us we can choose to be a light. A source of love and compassion in a world that seems to have forgotten what those two words me. We can choose to stand out. Instead of blasting hateful and hurtful comments and FB posts we can instead lift up those who do in prayer. We can offer up our prayers and we can offer to help.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
We are living in a world that is so full of hate that the last thing anyone needs is anymore hate to be spouted at them. Instead, in order to truly reach others and to be able to cope with the terrible things that are happening all around us, we must be willing to extend ourselves in love.
Friends- I don’t know what is going to happen next. I don’t know what traumatic situation we will face. What we will read about next or what we will see on the local news station. What I do know is fixating on the situations will not help anything. They will not solve any of the problems and they will not help those around us who are lost to find Jesus if we do what the rest of the world is doing.
Instead, we need to hug our families a little tighter and then go out to be a light in a world that is quickly becoming pitch black. Instead of fixating on the tragedies lets instead focus on Jesus.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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