Courage and Hope

By November 15, 2011 No Comments

“Be still and know that I am God.”
Did you see Diane Sawyer’s interview with Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly? Gabby was shot in the head Saturday January 8, 2011 while greeting her constituents in Tucson, Az. Six people died that day. Initial reports mistakenly included Gabby among the dead. Gabby’s survival was a miracle. Her recovery is amazing.
When her mum was called and informed of the shooting, she raced to the hospital. Enroute she says she heard the words, “Be still and know that I am God.” Physicians observing Gabby’s recovery say you have to include the word “miracle” when describing her experience.
Christina-Taylor Green, 9, was one of the shooting victims that day. She had gone to meet Gabby because she wanted to become a politician like Gabby, when she grew up. Green was born September 11, 2001. She had appeared in the book “Faces of Hope: Babies Born on 9/11.”
Green is gone.  Gabby is recovering.  Is hope alive? “Be still and know that I am God.”  In  a seemingly crazy world where a man gone crazy can snuff out the lives of 6 innocents, “Be still and know that I am God.”  In your world today, whatever you may be facing, make sense of your moment – “Be still and know that I am God.”

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