Each of us was given a unique voice for a purpose. When we do not speak out, we deprive the world of our voice. And we never know what we might have to say unless we say it. It might be something that echos into eternity.
Now that said, we must always speak with others in mind. Speak life, speak kindly and never use our voices to belittle or hurt others. Therein is the problem, we speak without thinking, believing that our voice is all that matters.
Wrong, each voice matters. Yours and mine. We must speak, and then we must stop and listen. For wisdom comes through hearing. I challenge you today to speak only life and see what happens in the lives of those you encounter.
As we hopefully conclude this seemingly never-ending journey of election drama and the fate of America and every American supposedly hanging in the balance, tonight I will lay my head on my pillow and rest. For I know that whatever tomorrow brings,
I will continue to believe that God is awake!
No matter which candidate wins, whether America wins or loses in the words of the philosopher Annie,
The sun will come out tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
There’ll be sun
Silly? Maybe. A false hope? I don’t think so. We never know what tomorrow may bring but every hope and dream is worth saving. This is your life, here and now, each moment of each day. In the words of the band Switchfoot,
Every breath that you take is a miracle
Life is short I want to live it well
And we never forget that kings and princes are ordained and toppled, while seemingly ‘ordinary’ people may be born for a time such as this. We are strong and despite circumstances that may cause us to doubt, keep the faith and just believe.