Facebook is a weird, surreal place. There are posts about people having babies right next to friends who are battling cancer right next to people who have lost their job right next to announcements about new grandbabies. It is surreal.
I’ve reached a point where I’m mostly scared to post anything because there are so many different perspectives or experiences that people are living through and I’m worried about saying the wrong thing to someone at the wrong time.
I have friends in life and death battles with cancer. Loved ones who’ve lost jobs and because they are over 50 can’t seem to find a new one. Friends whose kids are going into drug counseling centers.
Life is hard.
I will tell you that I believe there is a story unfolding. That there is a purpose and a direction and that life if meaningful. I believe that there is an author. I believe that the Christian message is fundamentally true. This world is broken and there is a redeemer.
Christians over the years and centuries have completely messed up the message with crusades, political campaigns, and endorsements of the absurd yet I still believe the underlying Christian message is true. 2000 years ago God stepped into the world and showed us a different way. A light is shown into the darkness. There is hope.
Nothing else seems to make sense to me.
Tonight is a night of darkness where I’m grieving for several. However, I believe there is hope and a light. If you are in a dark place, there is light. Look for it. Seek it.