One day we will understand that God was painting beauty with the ashes, and that our lives have always been in His hands. Nothing in this world can separate us from His love and from His grace. Nothing can make us feel as if all is lost, unless we take our eyes off the One who defeated death and is still on the throne.
Don’t allow the chaos of the world to make you feel that everything is out of control. Society might be moving in the wrong direction, but God always has, and always will be the One who has complete authority. So let us keep our eyes on Him and know that we serve a God who has never lost control, and never will.
May the hope, love, grace, peace and comfort of God rest upon you, your family and friends today, and forever.