I am heartbroken that at least 50 families are grieving this morning.
You shouldn’t have to fear for you life when you walk out your door each day and yet we do. Sending our children to school isn’t safe, going to work, the movies, the mall, a concert, a nightclub…
In the end love has to be greater than hate. It just has to. For you, for me, for you our children. If we have any hope of surviving in this world without living in a constant state of fear we have to start loving more and hating less. I don’t care if you think it’s hard, or you don’t agree with them on their religion, their lifestyle, their politics, or the color of their hair – just love them anyway. Life is too short to put out that much negative energy. Put love out and see how much returns.
I don’t care your religion, ethnicity, political affiliation, or who you fall in love with. You are my friends. You are my family. I stand with you. I stand beside you. Always.
This awful tragedy in Orlando comes on the heals of the loss of a young singer, Christina Grimmie who I can remember listening to on The Voice.
Her voice may have been silenced last week, but not her song.
Again, love has to be greater than fear and hate. It just has to. I have to keep believing that.
My faith has been shaken a LOT over the years, but at the end of the day I choose to believe that God is still here. He is still love. He is still working in and through all of this pain and chaos. I may not see it, but I choose to believe He is doing something. I hope you will keep trying to believe too. I know it’s hard, but hold on.
“In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand…
No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.”