There are two worn and rustic bracelets that I wear almost every single day. One of them reads Gandhi’s most beloved words, “be the change,” and the other, Esther 4:14, “perhaps you were born for such a time as this.” I have worn them continuously everyday and until earlier this week, it was almost as if the significance of the meaning behind them had faded, and they were merely just another accessory.
However, through the darkness and tragedy of these past few weeks, I found myself reflecting upon the significance and meanings of these words.
When darkness seems to be rolling in, especially when it hits close to home, it is easy to ask the question of, “why,” or even allow the darkness to consume you. Although, I lack an answer to the question of, “why,” I do have one thing that I am certain of, He is greater.
Through the darkness, we as children of God have the ability to be the light. As children of God, we are called to share the love of the heart of God. Together, we can choose to walk with each other; through mourning, prayers, healing, and openness.
For you are children of the light
1 Thessalonians 5:5
Through the act of love, we can send ripples of joy, and together as children of the light we can be the change the world needs to see. Just as Esther said, we were born for such a time as this. A time that when there is darkness that covers the world, we would be called to stand faithfully in love, and spread joy to those who may have lost everything, to those who have lost faith. Together through the movement of love, we can stand for all that is good. We can stand together in a movement of light and love to fight the darkness, hate, and evil.
God is greater. Love is greater. We are the children of the light.
Together, through the heart of God, let us stand together and illuminate the darkness with love.