As I reached over to turn off my alarm clock I saw two postcards on the end table next to my bed. Written on each of them was a Bible verse. One had the words to Philippians 4:6&7. It goes like this: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
I recognized the handwriting immediately. The young woman who penned it had noticed that her dad was quite troubled of late. That I had been coming home from work for weeks now bothered by issues that my wife knew about, but that I tried to hide from my children. They didn’t need to know about the stress and strain of the ‘grown up world’ this early in life. There was time enough for that later.