Overcome Evil

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21
This has been a long, hard week for so many. From the East Coast through the Midwest, trying times and difficult seasons have come. It takes this kind of adversity to show each of us just how resilient we can be and how much our dependency needs to be on something or someone greater than ourselves. 
Jesus said that in this world we would have trouble. Our faith would be tested, our beliefs challenged and our convictions pushed to the limit. Evil is present in this world and it is not going away. So, together, with the God's help, we march forward doing good for each other and showing why this is the greatest country in the world. 
Boston has led the way this week and shown us that there is no limit to the power of love and kindness. Texas would need to know that too. And as we enter storm season here in Oklahoma, we know that God is in control and that no matter how bad things get, we have the power of the human spirit and the love of our friends and family fueled by our faith in our Creator.
Keep your head up, lend a helping hand and show a world that's watching just how blessed we are in these UNITED States of America. We ARE one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. May God bless all those that are growing in their faith and overcoming evil with good:)