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Proverbs 21:2 NASB

I think it’s been said, almost too much, that nothing reveals a person’s heart quicker than a crisis. A movie released recently starring Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus was based on a story about a man on a ski vacation with his family. They were sitting outside eating lunch at the lodge when an avalanche happened. As they realized it was about to hit, Ferrell’s character ran off for safety leaving his wife and children to fend for themselves. Not a very heroic move. The movie received poor ratings, which were well deserved. I suspect the awkwardness of the story contributed to that reception. It is easy to be heroic in safe and calm times. What we allow God to build into our heart and character during good times is revealed when we have to react in a moment. I saw a post today asking that if the stay at home order stays in place for a year what would you want to have stocked up on. Some said food or medicine, which is logical. But I was surprised by how many said ammo. That struck me as a very disheartening first response. Thankfully, someone said Jesus. There are great stories of people in an instant moving to give their life to save another, some to save their child. As followers of Christ, we know the eternal, heart changing story of Jesus laying down His life to save ours in our own darkest crisis. Today, consider your answer to the question mentioned earlier, and, if necessary, ask God to adjust your answer. #BeTheEdge