It’s been the longest week ever . . . since around 9 a.m. Monday morning.
Before I heard about the bombings in Boston, the earthquake in Iran, the flood waters in Chicago, and the explosion in Waco. Before I heard Pastor Saeed is preparing to celebrate his birthday in Iran’s Evin prison (though I’m certain his captors are hoping he won’t last that long). Before I found out my cousin is heading to the hospital with yet another infection.
So much sadness.
Yet for all the bad I’ve seen in the last few days, I’ve seen much more good.
The dark times have a way of bringing us together; where we once stood solo, we stand united. It’s our way of linking arms, looking that ornery old dragon in the eye, and telling him we’ll not be bullied.
I think N.D. Wilson wrote it best, “What can you do, dragon, to erase the life and the laughter [we]’ve already lived and already laughed?”
That’s my prayer for you in the coming days: light to dispel the darkness, laughter to dispel the tears, love to dispel the hatred, and peace to dispel fear . . . days filled to overflowing with those precious things that cannot be taken away.
A good, safe weekend to you, my friends!