Article by Curtis Beaird
Photography by Norma Beaird
We know at first light, God has given us another day, win, lose or draw. The day that the Lord has made has arrived. And, right before our eyes, “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” opens before us.
We pray. Read our Bible. Drink coffee. Then it happens.
We turn on an electronic device. In the blink of an eye, the tedium of the ever-present chaos greets us. The world rushes in, claiming that there is never enough; and, if there was enough, it wouldn’t be right.
Things must change, but stay the same. The promise is a lie and it is “their” fault. Turn the volume down, and even mute the sound, but you know the voice of demand continues to grate on your nerves, even if all you see is a plastic smile with moving lips.
What will see us through?
We know that determination, strength of will, and fortitude can move us forward.
They have before, and will again.
We know that patience is an asset; as in, “This too shall pass.”
We know that hope is a necessity and faith is a gift.
But, what will see us through? Of everything that we try, and the last thing we expect to hear, Paul says — “the greatest is love.”
“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. “
I Corinthians 13
Grace and peace
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