Are You Brave Enough?

“When day comes we ask ourselves,
where can we find light in this never-ending shade?”

Amanda Gorman, “The Hill We Climb,” 2021 Presidential Inaugural Poem

Amanda Gorman began to recite her Inaugural Poem, “The Hill We Climb,” and I stopped my morning rush, stood in front of the television, and absorbed the moments as if I were swept up into a rhapsody of words. Shimmering words danced to the tempo of delight.

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Stumbling in the Darkness?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.” John 1:1-4

Jesus is all in all. He is God. In Him we find life and light for the way He wants us to walk.

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Not too long ago, I opened my eyes to pitch black, not even a star shining through the windows. Peering into the darkness, I rolled out of bed, started walking, and fell onto the bathtub. Disoriented and going in a direction that I had not intended, I needed a flashlight.

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