While we were living at sea, we would hear of violence in the U.S. Our parents worried about us being unsafe abroad. We wondered about being safe when we came home. And then 9/11 happened while we were docked in D.C. across from the Pentagon. And nowhere seemed safe.
For us, safety comes from being prepared as best we can. It means reducing the risks where possible. It means knowing the dangers and weighing them against the good friends we met, the amazing experiences we had, and the good done.
So now we are experiencing a new fear with new dangers and new challenges. As we listen to the advice of the experts, as we follow the directions of our governor, our bishop, our mayors, may the actions we take or refrain from taking balance the risks to ourselves and others. But may we also remember, “Our hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus name”