Minister Justin Danielson, Parkview Christian Church
Certainty is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as the quality or state of being certain especially on the basis of evidence. A simpler version of the word from a children’s dictionary is Certainty is this: something that is sure.
It seems like we have lived in uncertainty since last March with the arrival of Covid-19 and other world events. We also have a major election coming up which can bring some anxiety and uncertainty. With school just starting, there are parents, students, staff and administrators that surely feel some uncertainty. With uncertainty comes anxiety, depression, and lack of hope. It can make us feel like things are out of control. We all long for certainty in life, for things to be in order or to be made right.
You’re probably familiar with this quote from Benjamin Franklin, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Perhaps you’re reading this and have been living with a rollercoaster of emotions and thoughts. Maybe you even seem to be at a loss with everything going on. Besides death and taxes, there are three things that you can be certain of, and I hope they bring you some encouragement today. God loves you, He is always there, and He listens to you.
For the complete column, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard