It has been raining off and on all day today. The ground is pretty wet already so I'm sure that some areas will have some water problems. It's a reminder that our problems come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. The truth is each of us has problems of some kind or another.
It's how we handle those problems, how those problems handle us, that makes the difference in who we are. Maybe it is about character. Sometimes character is shaped by the problems of our life and at other times it is our character that shapes how we approach our problems.
Anne Frank said, Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
Character is important and the good news is that it is something we can work on each day. Jesus said, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. (Matt. 5:16 NRSV)
Have a great week!!
April 11, 2008