One thing you can do today in response to Boston

Every time you get knocked down or pushed around, or see things like Newtown or Boston, you grieve and doubt and yearn for it to make sense.

My friend Oswald Chambers has something to say about this:

Tenacity is the supreme effort of a man refusing to believe that his hero is going to be conquered.

The greatest fear a man has is that the things Jesus Christ stood for – love and justice and forgiveness and kindness among men – will not win out in the end.

Then comes the call to spiritual tenacity, not to hang on and do nothing, but to work deliberately on the certainty that God is not going to be worsted.

To show that Jesus Christ is not conquered, what one act will you do today to exalt love or justice or forgiveness or kindness among men? Just one. And maybe you don’t tell anyone.

That one act will be your contribution to demonstrating everything fits.

About the Author


If you could take a pill that imparted encouragement and big picture perspective the whole world would change. In Charlotte, NC I try to help New Life 91.9 radio to be that pill. I also team up with my wife Brenda, and our daughters and sons-in-law, to try to dent the world with a bit of hope and encouragement.

  • Jillie

    Thank you for this today, Gary. When I saw the news footage last night, here in Ontario, Canada, I could not believe that this had happened yet again! I was instantly angry! I fumed within, asking what must we do to put an end to such terror and pain and death and sorrow?!? I hate it! I’m sick of it!

    Yet I know as well as you, that things will grow increasingly worse and worse, and the love of most will grow cold in these last days. “Thank you” for reminding me that Love really can conquer…and it must. Jesus will not be defeated, even by the worst that man can dish out on this planet. And loving and supporting and encouraging others is what keeps His Love alive. Already today, I have done my best to encourage and lift up the heart of my dear cousin whose sister lies in hospital, emaciated. Maybe dying. Not knowing Christ. We are doing all we can to again point her to The One who loves her very soul. Please say a prayer for Pam.

    • Gary Morland

      Thanks for being an inspiration Jillie

  • M

    There is so much I could say here! But, what is most important, is that I’m praying for your Pam, Jillie. Thx G…blessings & <3 M

    • Gary Morland

      Me too M – thx

      • M

        Still praying… <3 M