"And yet, when I look up to the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more." -Anne Frank
The human heart is fascinating in that it functions in what feels like hope and expectation, but is completely dependent on the Creator. So many times, when there is a bump in the road of our lives, we hope for everything to get back to normal and we BELIEVE it will. Little Anne Frank kept hoping for a return to her normal childhood in Amsterdam where she could laugh with friends, walk to the corner ice cream store, have fun birthday parties and get to know boys. She liked her house, her stage of life, her comforts. When evil continued to prevail, the family kept adjusting, listening closely to radio broadcasts, hoping for Allied victory and an end to the craziness of war. Anne's diary, written for herself as a way to explore her own thoughts and vent frustration, lives today and eighth graders like mine read it, so many years later. So many questions remain unanswered when we try to understand injustice, power, and selfishness and at the same time, so much faith and hope in our Creator awaits us. Again, we are sheep - we follow along, undistinguished and dependent on a God who is a shepherd, a leader, completely trustworthy, defined by holy LOVE.