I say "too much" because there just seems to be an abundance of situations to be praying for these days. And they're not little things to be praying about, either. They're big, life-affecting things. Death. Sickness. Surgery. Safety. Betrayal. Peace. Healing. My heart is heavy with the grief of the world. My brain is fuzzy with my inability to grasp understanding as to why some things happen.
My very dear friend, Holly Rodriguez, raced in the Boston Marathon yesterday. She is safe, and the sense of relief I felt when I heard that she was OK was immense. I hate that Holly's excitement about her accomplishment was take from her so quickly--taken so quickly from so many. But Holly is a fighter, and I know she will--and is at this very moment--bringing God glory through this experience.
Sometimes I get so bogged down with sadness that I render myself useless to bringing hope and love to others. There is so much darkness lurking around these days, but we can choose to combat that darkness with light. When the people of God go to battle, we arm ourselves with love and good deeds.
I pray that we would be known by our love. God bless you, my friends.
Matthew 5: 14-16: 14 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
John 13:35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples."