LETTER: Choose to stand
Thanksgiving is past, Christmas is this week. The New Year is hovering nearby in the shadows of 2021.
I know many folks will be glad to wave a “not too fond” farewell to 2020 and embrace a new year brimming with hope, new possibilities and prospects. Out with the old and in with the new!
Amidst the toils and snares, foils and nightmares, COVID hell and a world tossed pell-mell, I have decided to stand. I will not sit and complain, nor let my words be profane. I will not sit and wallow in emotional pain nor show my disdain. Why?
Because of this Bible verse from Ephesians 6:13 which says, “And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm.”
I’m standing. So can you. Don’t let the pandemonium and chaos of 2020 win - fight it on your own two feet! You have a choice as to how you will manage your fears, so switch gears and dry your tears! We’re all in this together. United we stand, divided we fall.
Sometimes the darkness must rush over you in order for you to stand in the light.
“Take a stand or you will have spent your life sitting” (Craig Lounsbrough). Strong roots can make you stumble or stand. Choose to stand. There’s no better place than standing on the word of God.
Cynthia Burton, former Destin resident