Saturday, November 5, 2016, is a date I will remember fondly. My daughter, Jamie, and I went to gather with other women at the Deeply Rooted conference in Chicago where the theme was REST.
From the earthy décor
to the music, the speakers,
we were encouraged to worship our Lord and also find rest being deeply rooted in him. [bctt tweet=”I was blessed to share in this wonderful conference. #DeeplyRooted” username=”GaylWright”]
The traffic mounted as we left Chicago, but it didn’t minimize the glorious sunset. It reminds me of our need to continue following the light.[bctt tweet=”After the recent election results, the sun reminds me we need to continue to follow the light. ” username=”GaylWright”]
Follow the Light
Jesus is the light of the world, and He is still our leader. God is on the throne no matter who is president. That does not negate our need and responsibility to pray. It’s also important to listen to people and do what we can to bring about peace.
My daughter, Marianne and I were chatting yesterday before any results were in. I mentioned that whatever the outcome it’s not the end of the world. We have had good presidents, bad presidents and everything in between, but we still move along and live our lives. Then she said something that is true regardless of who runs the government:
Communities are what makes the biggest changes for good anyways.
I agreed and responded to her with these words:
That’s right, and I see a lot of good things happening in local and online communities.
People are going the extra mile, doing the work, listening, reaching out, showing love
and bringing hope and light.
Friends, this is what we need to continue doing.
Our job as Christians has not changed. I for one do not want to engage in hate speech or any form of bigotry or shaming of anyone. My desire is to listen, to work together in seeking truth and bringing about unity.[bctt tweet=”We are called to spread love and hope in our words and actions. ” username=”GaylWright”]
Because of this I pray that we would gather together and live as loving neighbors who try to follow the instructions in Micah 6:8.
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