"Man’s will and God’s grace will rise and fall together.”
For those that know me personally you must be aware of a yearly event. I must confess I have a yearly fall or I choose to say a “trip”. Yet, I was made aware that with a trip you don’t necessarily go down to the ground. So, it is a fall.
This past year, the fall wasn’t limited to one time but twice. I wouldn’t necessarily confess these incidences and, unfortunately, there were witnesses.
Last week, I have found myself pondering over the past ten months. All the rises and falls, physically, emotionally, spiritually. COVID has played havoc on our well-being and our sense of peace and security. As I have talked with our staff they shared the struggles that our children, youth and families have experienced. Depression has set in, anger has penetrated hearts, a surge in alcohol and substance abuse; basically hope has dwindled. Falls are happening more frequently but we are not getting up.
As we entered 2021 chaos ensued – Oh Lord, helps us. We need you so we can help others. I am a woman of faith – and I do believe God will be ever present. Yes, we will experience falls but with God’s grace we will rise again. Thank you for your continued love, faithful support and prayers.
In His grace,
Betty Alvarez Ham