I am, in a strange way, excited for what our nation is going through. I believe that it is going to shake our culture up a bit. I believe that it is going to cause us to question our consumption and how we use things to numb ourselves a bit. Adversity brings a fight in our souls ... a fight for truth and a fight for survival!
I do not delight in the pain that many are going through. I have been there, and we still feel the ramifications of the economy. But, I delight in knowing that as a people, many of us will be refined in these times. We will lean into what is important. We will ask harder questions and seek to know true peace. Peace that cannot be bought or found in "securities" like stocks and bonds.
I also just love seeing that spark in the women around me. I think it is one of the most beautiful things to behold. I am grateful to be a woman because I believe wholeheartedly that we carry with us a part of God's identity that is not found anywhere else in creation. "In His own image, He created them." Adam is not the only one who is made in God's image. I think that is pretty sweet!