She’s Like the Wind
“His strength is made perfect in weakness” ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9
There is a lot of judgement right now and it’s driving our society mad. What is right? What is wrong? Who is right? Who is wrong? I can’t be wrong, right? We’ve allowed ourselves to fall in this trap set forth by people (or forces) who want us to be confused or to be at odds. Do we judge a person by their intentions and not their actions? Do we care what the intentions are? Do we even know why we fight these fights? Does our fight help the innocent, the poor, the elderly, the marginalized? If not, then what are we fighting each other for exactly?
God clearly tells us that His love for us is not so fragile that it depends on perfection. For us personally, it should not be so fragile either – rather it be so strong that our own weaknesses lie openly and for reproof. Reproved. Scolded, reprimanded, rebuked, criticized. Can you handle it? Can you accept it? We all have to look at ourselves in the mirror and come to terms with what we surround ourselves with and what we put forth to the world.
We all feel weak. We all think that one person can’t change things. We all feel we are doing the right thing for the right reasons but we must be able to view ourselves outside of our own opinion. We have to look at ourselves in a worldview not just as an individual or in our own family. The world was not created so majestically just for one person or family. It was created for all of us.
The world was not created so majestically just for one person or family. It was created for all of us.
We breeze through our days trying to get through. We need to be more purposeful. Be as the wind, guided by the Holy Spirit. Flow through with purpose on each thought and action. Protect not only your child but mine as well. Protect the child in the Middle East who has seen famine and war. Protect the child in North Korea who has seen oppression and derelict. Protect the child in Africa who has seen disease and divisions. Protect the child in the USA who watches their parents struggle to make ends meet or protects a sibling from abuse. It’s not just about you or me. Every family and every human deserves respect no matter what you personally think of them. Be the change. Take the steps to protect the innocent against those who will continue this widespread rhetoric that accepts the lust for money and power. Let’s create protection and love for all the children. They are the future and it’s our job to ensure their protection and care. It doesn’t matter who they are, what religion they were born into, what race or ethnic group they belong to, or what their level of wealth is. People don’t get to choose these things. God placed them in these places and families for a reason. Seeing it from that point of view should make you stop and reconsider. God was the one that placed these children where they are for whatever reason and purpose of their lives. He gave me my children who have shown me so much of who I was, why I was, who I am and who I want to be. They show me what’s at stake. We need to provide them with the protection and chances to show their purpose to the world. We’ve created this mess. Us. The adults. I don’t want my children cleaning it up. Let’s step up now so that they have a chance at a good life. A decent honest life. All of them. God’s strength will help us but we need to look towards Him and humbly accept the help being offered. There is a purpose to all of this. You and I are a part of this purpose. We all have power individually but we are strongest together.
About: Sosie Matosian resides in Virginia with her husband, three children and two dogs. She has her degree in Biblical Studies from University of Northwestern with additional emphasis and certificate in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She is passionate about sharing her faith with others and brings a personal perspective to the struggles one might face in their journey walking to and with Christ.