Despite such a terrible past, the area shows little sign of war today. The villages have been rebuilt and local businesses are gaining momentum. The lake is surrounded by beautiful cafes, paddle boat rentals, and farmland. When I see rebuilt places like this, it reminds me that there is nothing that cannot be overcome. It's easy to get discouraged by life's ups and downs, but if a whole village can rise from the ashes, I'm confident that we can too.
And I don't know about you, but I like having the resurrected, living God on my side. He has overcome the worst of the worst, to bring us the best of life.
May you rise,
Liz (and Sam)