The right counsel

Welcome to This Passing Day. I’m Mark Brunner. My friend, may I ask you a question today? When God tells you he has your goodness in mind no matter the circumstances in your life, do you believe him? Even though your journey might still be challenging, are you able to live with that and trust in him and not your fears?

My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day.

When I was a little boy I was quite afraid of the dark. Darkness, in my 8-year-old world, dwelt in the basement at the bottom of the stairs. Even though I could turn the stair lights on and see into the darkness, there was darkness beyond the basement threshold that required a short walk to a pull chain in the ceiling, lighting another part of the basement. Those brief steps were the scariest part of the journey. I was apprehensive going down the steps, but fearful looking for the pull chain. That was until I learned a little trick. I had told my Dad about my fear of the basement darkness and he told me that, of course, there was nothing to fear, and that I should just make believe he was with me for those few brief steps to the next pull chain. Although I still remained apprehensive finding the pull chain and what might be lurking in the basement shadows beyond the reach of the light, occupying my mind with thoughts of my Dad next to me helped considerably. The dread was gon