Dear Annie, God is Bigger than the Bad Guys

I originally posted this last year and this morning, after waking to the news of yet another shooting, I held Annie tight and prayed again to see a more peaceful, loving world in my lifetime. Love is always greater.

Dear Annie,

It’s hard to believe you’ll be here soon. Your daddy and I are so excited to meet you! Pretty soon you’ll make your grand entrance (most likely kicking and screaming, if you’re anything like me) and this world will be a little brighter. To be completely honest we don’t have a clue what we’re doing or what to expect but we hear that’s normal. As I sit here dreaming of what you’ll look like and what your laugh will sound like I can’t help but wish this world you’re about to enter into was a little calmer. More peaceful. More loving.

You see lately this world has become pretty scary. There are a lot of people who would rather fight than love, who prefer to knock others down instead of build them up. There are so many good people in this world but sadly there are also people who do some bad things for reasons we don’t understand.

What I want you to know is this: No matter how bad the bad guys are, God is always good. God is great and big enough to take care of all of us. The bad guys will never win because God has already won. He has overcome the world with his love and light.

So my sweet girl, don’t be afraid. God is much, much bigger than their hate and He will always be with us. The meanness in this world can be confusing and scary but our God’s goodness always comes out on top.

Annie, you will be such a gift to this world, I just know it, spreading kindness and joy to everyone you meet. Through being God’s light in this dark world you may just be the breath of fresh air some bad guys need to become good guys.

I’ll love you forever,


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