Our pastor used this passage on Sunday to talk about the tragedies of this world. Oh how it resonated.
We know life is hard. The world can be a terrible place. Tragedy hides from no one.
What kind of person will you be . . .
When the doctor says it is cancer.
When the world is ready to devour itself.
When your kids are lost in a superficial world.
When you are alone.
When your bones are weary and dry.
What kind of person ought you be?
I cannot stop the tragedies of this world from happening. I can’t stop the cancer. The unexpected devastation that bring me to my knees.
But I can always control the person I ought to be.
And that person is one of hope, love, and unbridled expectation of the absolute goodness of the world.
Brothers and sisters, what kind of person ought you be today?