The last few days have been heart-wrenching for our nation. The school shooting in Connecticut left all of us stunned and heart-broken for the families who needlessly lost people they loved. There have been other reports of shootings in other states since Friday, too – some with injuries, some without. Our own community was rocked, as well, as one of our local high school students was killed in a horrible car accident last week.
For the last week, I have experienced a heaviness in my heart as I witnessed these things. Our ministry team at Mountain Lake sensed it, too. The crowds at church on Saturday night (fyi, we have Saturday and Sunday services) were quiet….the feeling of heaviness was almost tangible. News reports, radio updates, Facebook, and Twitter have inundated us with images of loss and pain, and I think we all empathize with those who are hurting. I, for one, have read and listened. I want to know what’s happening. Some part of me wants to know the details of these unimaginable events. I’ve prayed. And, I’ve secretly hesitated to send my own kids to school today.
But, today I want to hear something good. I want to be reminded of the goodness of humanity. I want to smile at the generosity of people. I want to laugh.
So, tell me something GOOD!!
I’ll go first: yesterday, my son, Paul, was baptized. He’s the last Lovejoy in our family to go public with his faith, and we are one happy family.
What about you? What good thing have you done? What good thing is happening in your life? What warmed your heart lately? What made you smile?
Help me out, friends….TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD!