1- The winner of last week's giveaway of a new copy of Holy in the Moment is Jennifer of South Dakota. Congratulations!
2- And a special giveaway & request. To celebrate this week's six-month birthday of This Life We Share, I’m giving away two hardcover copies inscribed to anyone of your choice. (Christmas gift, maybe?) If you have a personal copy already and have read enough to form an opinion but have not yet added a review to the Amazon page, could you please do so to help us reach our goal? Thank you!
3- But here’s what I really want you to know on Election Day 2020: Either way, we’ll be all right.
I’m posting this just before I head to our polling place here in North Carolina. We may be in for a long wait surrounded by folks with a short fuse. Or not. But here’s what I know for sure: Regardless of whether we learn whom the next President will be tonight or early tomorrow, next week or next month, we’re going to be alright.
Despite the dire predictions cast by both parties, life as we know it will not end in the next four years if their candidate is not elected. It’s been a tremendously difficult year for millions, but most of us we have access to food, shelter, and clean water. We also have a biblical mandate to care for those who lack those resources. The God who loves the world chooses to work through us to meet the needs of others. What a tremendous privilege!
You’ve probably heard about the musical blessing that has become the anthem of God’s people since the pandemic began. Take a moment to listen to this global rendition.
Close your eyes and let the words of Numbers 6:24-27 wash over you in languages from around the world, reminding us that the One in charge of the universe is still on the throne.
I have so much else I had planned to share with you today: Words of encouragement on getting your stamina back when you’re living with a slow drain (of energy, not your sink), and what to do when you’re caught in a daily grind that feels endless. Those will keep for other weeks.
Please do leave a comment if you’d like to win one of the two personalized copies of This Life We Share, or if there is anything at all I can pray for you personally.
And then take another moment before you click away and click here instead, joining me in worship to the words of this anointed offering by Andrew Peterson:
Do you feel the world is broken? (We do) Do you feel the shadows deepen? (We do) But do you know that all the dark won't stop the light from getting through? (We do) Does the Father truly love us? (He does) Does the Spirit move among us? (He does) And does Jesus, our Messiah hold forever those He loves? (He does) Does our God intend to dwell again with us? (He does)
Either way, beloved friends, it's going to be alright.
Copyright 2020, Maggie Wallem Rowe