Daily Word - Standing

Dale Cresap's picture

There are many instances where the word ‘standing’ is used to imply independence and self-reliance, such as standing alone, standing up for yourself, or standing on your own two feet. But is this really an act of total autonomy? Everyone who stands is standing on something and is supported by it, even if it is just inanimate earth. You do not exist in a vacuum or in isolation. Do you like to emphasize your liberty and independence? It would be equally valid, yes even more so, to emphasize the connections that give meaning and purpose to your life. That way you may stand in a state of grace.