Peace and unity. Those two words are beautiful. Those two words are strong. And those two words are ones we as a world and nation have not seen applied since almost the beginning of time.
There is hate in this world. There is hunger in this world. There is anger in this world. There is war in this world. Lots and lots of war.
It’s scary out there anymore. The fear is enough to make even the most brave and strong individuals want to hide away.
But it is in the scariest of times that we as a world and nation must all stand together. Not just stand together, but rather, stand together in faith. Faith makes us strong. Faith makes the impossible possible. Faith can turn this world around.
We might be scared and weak alone, but together, with God on our side, we can be mighty and we can be courageous. With God on our side, we can find peace and we can once again unite. Not just unite as a world or nation, but unite as a world and nation under God. Those two words, “under God,” are the most important words for us right now.
We lost sight of Him. We turned away from Him. We got lost in ourselves, others, and the treasures of the world. We are still that way and we are still struggling to find peace.
There is tragedy after tragedy happening today. People are turning against people. Countries are turning against countries. We are falling apart.
This was never God’s intention for us or the world he created. He loved us all. He created us all. He wanted us to all love each other.
Finding peace and unity seems almost impossible anymore in this scary world, but it’s not impossible if we as a world and nation make a change. Turn away from hate, stand together to help the hungry and the ones who are weaker than us, choose love and not anger, and fight together to turn the world around and not fight against one another.
We as a world and nation need to love God again. We need to love each other again. We need to love all of God’s creation again. We need to love like God and us dogs do, uncondiontially. By doing this, we may finally find the peace and unity that we so desperately need.
Marlee and I’s thoughts and prayers are with the people of Paris. Our thoughts and prayers are also with everyone else living in this nation and this world.