LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Wednesday's message of hope is from Trinity United Methodist Church pastor Tracey Leslie.
"In a book of daily meditations author Howard Thurman writes one called "I will not give up". He tells a story of hiking in a forest up a steep mountain. Above the timberline he sees what he innitially thinks is just some evergreen scrub. But as he examines it more closely these are actually evergreen trees growing parralel to the ground. Unable to reach sun and sky they adapted to their difficult terrain. Giving a voice to those trees Thurman writes, "I will not give up, I will muster every resource in me and about me to answer life with life." Friends we are living in difficult times challenging circumstances. We are navigating difficult terrain, but we can do this. We have resources to help weather this difficult situation. If you're a person of faith you have prayer and your holy writings. For all of us we have resources to call on. I want to encourage you to take some to do that. Consider the relationships and resources in your life. We can get through this together. God is with us. We can answer life with life."