verses 4-5: You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.
The tree in this picture is right outside the window of our home “office”. Tom and I share the room and each have a desk. This tree will forever remind me of this pandemic, the good and the bad. I have watched this beautiful tree go from Spring to Summer to Fall and now it is frozen in Winter. I have struggled with many things during this time, some of them personal and some professional. But God’s Spirit has been here with me, not just in this room, but in me. I have known the “right” thing to do in some iffy situations. If I have chosen wrongly, God has let me know by allowing my conscience to poke at me at all hours of the night. I thank God for His presence and guidance.
God of glory and might, you dwell in me, and I am eternally grateful. You keep my path straight in this crooked world. Amen