Wednesday, November 8, 2017

What are you going to do about it?

I must admit that I've been in a bit of a funk lately, especially when it comes to writing and updating here.  Writing what was on my heart used to come much more easily.  But with all the events in the news that just seem to keep happening, and makes me feel...sad. And like I don't know how best to combat all the hate and hurt.

So, I've been doing my best to try to love my husband, and love my son, and be present with my family.

I've been quicker to listen and (hopefully) slower to speak.

I've been spending time with friends and family walking, talking and doing life together.

I am certainly not doing a perfect job. Only one has ever been able to do anything perfectly, and His 
name is Jesus.  But I am doing my best.  I am trying to do my best.  That’s what we all are doing, right?

Most of all, I am teaching my son that although we all sin and there is much wrong in the world, that there is a God who loved us SO much that He didn’t want this world to be it.  He loved us so much that He sent His son to pay for the debt of this whole world’s sins so that we can have a relationship with Him and be with Him for eternity.  As we come up on Christmas, it’s so easy to get caught up in the joy of the season, the glittering lights, presents, family and spirit of giving—not that those are terrible things at all.  Let us just not forget who we are really celebrating and why He matters.  Jesus may have been born some 2000 years ago, but we need Him just as much now as ever.

So yes, the news it sad as always.  There are terrible things happening in our country and our world.  Every.  Single.  Day.  What are you going to do about it?  We could talk about possible solutions until we were blue in the face.  But what really may help?  Is what we are probably already doing.  Go home and love our families.  Love our kids.  Love our neighbors.  Eat dinner with people.  Listen more, talk less.  Pray often.  Seek Jesus.  Oh, and spend less time on social media.