the past few days have been a whirlwind. all of the worlds anxiety, panic, anger and social distancing has been unlike anything i’ve ever experienced in my 19 years of life. i was on my way home yesterday, when the whole freeway came to a stop. i looked out the window to see two men brutally, physically fighting each other in the middle of the freeway. i couldn’t believe my eyes and felt them start to well up with tears as i took in what was happening right in front of me. the amount of hatred in both of their eyes for one another made me weep. i then heard the sweet whisper of the father— “if only they knew how loved they are...” immediately that statement hit me for all of humanity. if only we knew how loved we are by the father we wouldn’t panic, we wouldn’t fear, we wouldn’t hate our neighbor. change begins to happen in our lives when we start to sink deep into the fathers love for us. i know there is hurt, i know that this world and the things in it are scary and the anxiety is so real and such a valid feeling. but i know that God is for me, and for you. and i know that he loves loves us— deeply. he did not create us for fear, hatred, or pain. so take this time to sink deep into love, create, and rest in his peace.