by Karen Ball
People being gunned down.
Families in financial crisis.
Politicians calling each other names.
Increasing assaults on religious freedoms.
All of this and more overflow us. On the news. Over the Internet. In our conversations. It would be so easy to think these ugly things are all there is of life nowadays. To feel sad and angry and hopeless…
Which is why you are so important to the world! Writers, we need you! We’re desperate for clear, bold voices that speak truth and hope into the chaos. Whether through blogs or articles, books or letters, Tweets or Puns, shares or posts…whatever you use to share God’s message of love and hope, know–KNOW–that it makes a difference.
Years ago I went to the majestic Oregon caves. About midway through the guided walk they stopped us–and turned off the lights. I’d never been in such absolute, engulfing darkness before. It was terrifying! I could swear the darkness was suffocating me! And then–thank You, Lord!–a glimmer of light. The guide had turned on a tiny penlight, and the effect was stunning. Darkness seemed to flee, taking fear with it. That tiny light reached out, spread, and brought blessed relief.
That’s the impact of your words, my friends, in this troubled world.
Never doubt it.