Readers, I’m at A Life Overseas today talking to those of you who are in the trenches, where world events happen all around you. I hope you join me in that space.
All weekend I have thought about what to write this morning. I think about world events and how they have filled up our newsfeeds, yet I also know that you live in your own world events. You live in places where bombs go off, where corruption runs rampant, where trash builds up because of anger at governments, where babies die too soon and young women and men lose their innocence to the evil of others.
So what do I say to you who live in the trenches; you who sigh as you hear the news, because you know how awful it is, you know how broken it is. You don’t need a bomb to tell you the world is broken. You heard God’s call to a broken world, a world he loves, and you try to live out that call every single day. You have given up what Rachel Pieh Jones calls the Western illusion of safety, instead you walk in the safety of God.
You have chosen a currency beyond fear. Because when fear is our currency, we cannot live effectively. Whether this be around parenting, around work, or around where we are called to live, this is truth.When fear is our currency, we forget that safety is not about where we live, or work, or play.
Safety is about knowing where our security lies, what we’re called to do, and who we’re called to be.
What are we called to when we face a broken world?
Read the rest here at A Life Overseas.
2 thoughts on “A Life Overseas – For You in the Trenches”
Thank you Marilyn. This is so good. Thank you for your prayers today.
You put into words what I’ve been thinking for a long time. Thank you! And yes, there is still south joy to be found no matter where we live