Some of you know that I work in retail. And just let me start by saying these last several days have been trying. But it has also reminded me of God's Words. The very first that he reminded me was "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27. God tells us right here do not be afraid. Do not give into the hysteria. God holds his people in his mighty right hand. And as I looked at the people rushing to buy this and that, the thought occurred to me, "Where are God's people?" Because if you are what you claim you are, then you would have a peace through all of this. We would see it for what it is- a spiritual war. Satan came to cause confusion and chaos and some played right into his hand. Fear is the opposite of faith. Now that does not mean we don't take precautions but we are not to live in fear. So today, step out in faith and go where God needs you to be and know that he has not given you the Spirit of Fear but the Spirit of Faith.