With all that has been going on in the world lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the light in the gloom. The silver lining is a more common way to put it, but light in the gloom seems more fitting to me as a follower of Jesus.
It will not be news to you that we’re living through a bellicose period in our nation’s history. In a normal time, this would make for an especially volatile campaign season leading up to the national elections on November 3.
“No one had any doubt that the bombers would come,” writes Erik Larson in The Splendid and the Vile (A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz). “Britain’s military leaders saw the world through the lens of the empire’s experience in the previous war, the Great War … Since then, the bombs had grown bigger and deadlier, and more cunning, with time delays and modifications that made them shriek as they descended.”
My daughter, Coco and I did something kind of spontaneous last week. Weary from the persistent cold, tired from the many challenging circumstances of my life, I booked us a very short trip to Florida. Risky, I know, to attempt such a short getaway, but I didn’t think much could go wrong.