The Beacon: 2024 04/21

 As I think about my daughter's life tragically cut short by cyberbullying, I'm struck by the profound truth that even if she had lived to be ninety, her time here would still seem fleeting compared to the eternity of God's Kingdom. Psalm 144:4 beautifully describes how humans are like a passing breath, and our time on Earth is as fleeting as a vanishing shadow. This insight reminds me of the importance of treasuring every moment, especially how we treat others. This life journey has no second chances or opportunities for do-overs.

The words of C.T. Studd resonate with me, highlighting the significance of our daily choices. He wisely stated, "We only have one life; before we know it, it will be over. What matters is what we do during that time." Every decision—whether we opt for kindness over cruelty or use our words to uplift rather than harm—leaves a lasting impact on those around us.

Proverbs 18:21 serves as a powerful reminder of the influence of our words. They have the power to build up or tear down, to lift spirits, or crush them. This underscores the importance of speaking with kindness and empathy while being mindful of how our words may affect others. It's a responsibility we should take seriously, knowing that our words can shape the atmosphere around us for better or worse.

Texa's death remains a painful chapter in our lives, a heartbreaking illustration of how cyberbullying can abruptly strip away a vibrant and joyful spirit. As we approach the second anniversary of Texa's passing, let's come together to offer support and guidance.

Let's cling to the promise in Ephesians 2:10, remembering that we are created with purpose and tasked with spreading love and kindness wherever we go. Despite our obstacles, let's trust God to guide us through adversity.

Above all, let's seek to fill our hearts with God's love, enabling us to extend kindness and compassion to others even in the face of adversity. Together, let's strive to be beacons of light in the darkness and work towards creating a world where bullying has no place.


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