“If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I sink to the nether world, you are present there.” Psalm 139:8

 Some of the most difficult moments in life are when we are asked to “let go.”  Earlier this summer I had to “let go” of my father who passed away and this morning I had to “let go” of my precious children as they head off to begin another school year.  Although letting go brings on feelings of emptiness and sadness, among many other emotions, it is also an opportunity for me to hold on to my faith.  I need to trust that the Lord is taking care of my father and protecting my children.  My faith is something of which I never have to let go.  Quite the opposite, if I hold on tighter I can experience the joy of the resurrection — that there is always hope on the other side of despair.  Kerrie Roberts song, “Keep Breathing,” has always reminded me of this.  Please take a listen.


by Annie