I read The Diary of Anne Frank in middle school. I thought Anne was so brave, even as I wrestled with comprehending that she was only one of the children killed during the Jewish Holocaust. What kind of madness destroys the lives of over one million innocent children?
Anne Frank penned those words about not waiting to improve the world as she and her family hid in a small apartment with four other people. A young teen girl, she chose to hope in the midst of a world war. She wanted to be someone who did good in the world, given the chance.
The Bible says that God numbers our days (Psalm 139:16) … and Anne’s were so, so few. And yet, her desire to not be shaped by the evil around her echoes through the decades.
In Your Words: When have you acted, instead of waiting, to change your circumstances — or someone else’s — for the better? How has someone else’s choice echoed into your life, affecting who you are (positively) years later?
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