I’m not a good flyer. In fact, I’d say that nothing spikes my already steady level of anxiety like a turbulent flight. While flying for work last week, I’m pretty sure I lost minutes off my life. As the large 737 bowed and shook during our descent, I clutched my armrest–and after an extended and abrupt shake–the thigh of the woman seated next to me.
God’s love is bigger than our worst fears. Gods love through Jesus frees us from fear so that we can move on. We don’t just move on for ourselves, but to share God’s love with others. How do we share God’s love? We share love when we don’t act critically toward one another and when we resist hatred.
This message is an excerpt from an August 2017 Women of the ELCA blog, “Flyer takes anxiety to higher power,” by Elizabeth McBride. Today we remember John Chrysostom, bishop of Constantinople, who died in 407. Do you enjoy these free Daily Grace messages? If so, donate now to further the ministry.