Whole people are not racist. Whole people are not fearful. Whole people do not hate. The system of life we live in today thrives off the brokenness of fearful human beings. This is not the way God meant for us to live. In today’s podcast devotional JB Shreve looks at the reality that life pushes us toward brokenness and fear but God brings us to wholeness and peace. The gap between the wholeness and brokenness is the human struggle and crisis unfolding all around us. We are all broken but there is a way that leads to wholeness.

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid…” Genesis 3:8-10

Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. Philippians 2:12

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

If you want to read the full story of Ester Ahronian (discussed in today’s episode) read this book.