In the wake of the protests and unrest in this country, it is hard not to give in to anger and fear.
Anger that people feel so free to belittle, threaten and attack those who are different from them. Fear that what makes America the great country it is–our inclusive freedoms and values–may vanish. We must continue to choose love, not hate, and look to God for strength and resolution.
What does this mean for us as bold women? It means we are called to pray, to act, to love. We must point the way to Christ, be the light. All the worry in the world will not make a situation better.
Hold fast, dear sisters in Christ, to the promises that our Lord has given us. Cling to each other and the love that comes from above, a love that is so deep and so wide that we can never use it up, but rather let it overflow to those around us. Take courage in knowing that God has never failed us and won’t. God’s got this.
This message is an excerpt from a January 2017 Women of the ELCA blog by Tricia Niesche.