As I look back at 2015, I think the word “unsettled” best describes what we’ve all experienced this year.
When we just consider natural disasters, corrupt governments, and refugees looking for a home, many people around the world are living on (and some, literally) shaky ground. Then when we consider the changes happening in our own lives with families, jobs and homes, it’s a lot to handle.
These ingredients make a recipe for fear. Ingredients like these force me to dig my roots deep and lean into the peace given to us by God’s Spirit.
In the back of my mind, I hear whispers,
“DO NOT FEAR.”
And I know many of you hear the same.
These whispers are the foundation of our gratitude. Think about the kids you sponsor, the letters you write to them, the gifts you give to them.
When you are gracious, you are telling someone else, “Do not fear.” Do not fear the unknown. Do not fear the mysterious. Do not fear the lack.
We serve a God who has given us enough and out of that, we give to others. It’s these gifts that give stability – both to the giver as well as receiver.
Much needed stability as we enter into the New Year.
Thank you for all that you do.