By April Dye, Contributor for USDR
If we let ourselves, we could really just lock the doors, turn out the lights, and all media – social or otherwise – and hide from life and the world we live in.
Why shouldn’t we?
We have plagues running rampant in other countries that are now trickling in to this country. We have mass murderers or “wannabe” mass murderers who are trickling in to this country. We have people deciding that being labeled male or female/boy or girl is discriminating.
We have people who cry “war on women” yet say nothing of true abuse of women and even applaud a man beating up a woman for sport because they are breaking barriers for the LGBT community.
We have people who cry “rape culture” when there are true women who are raped and it is accepted by their culture.
We have people that rage against cruelty to animals yet will fight tooth and nail for the right to kill an unborn child.
We have parents who are raising children without respect for them or others and then cry out for pity when their child is killed or murders someone else.
Why do we not hide behind closed doors? Why do we not turn off the news, Facebook and twitter?
Some are voyeurs who enjoy the chaos and the hate. Some look for the happy stories, recipes and use it to keep in touch with family and friends. We cannot hide. We should not hide. We should fight. We should pray.
Because life is worth every tear, every laugh, every sigh; it is worth every bruise, broken bone and smile.
I wake up with hope. I wake up every day with a reason to be happy. I have my wonderful family, friends and so many people to pray for. That is why I watch the news. That is why I get on social media. That is why I write.
We should have hope that our words, actions and deeds can bless other people. We may not see the effects of what we do but we can be blessed that we tried. As I have said before, if we don’t know what is going on in this world, how do you know what and who to pray for.
Be a blessing. Be a vision of hope. Be a light in the darkness.