I stumbled across this video the other night… Sara Groves recorded this song after a trip to Rwanda. For me, there are a few lines in particular that are most powerful — “Your courage asks me, what am I afraid of and what I know of love.” and “Your courage asks me, what am I made of.”
When I hear those lyrics, I think of so many beautiful children I’ve met who face nearly insurmountable challenges in life… one boy that comes to mind most clearly is a little one who was recently adopted. He was never supposed to walk because of Spina Bifida, yet each morning he would joyfully, yet painfully slowly, walk down the hall with his crutches. He, and other kids like him, have more courage than just about anyone I know… they are faced with a reality that dealt them more unfair cards than anyone’s hand deserves, yet they are smiling and happy and moving forward in life. (Obviously they don’t know any other version of life, but their courage is still real and inspiring.)
What am I afraid of? What am I made of? What do I know I love? These questions are worth pondering in the middle of a time when I’m sometimes almost ready to pack my bags because I’m missing the things that make my life easier.