Since this is a fairly common and well-known story, I have decided to skip the detailed summary for this reading. I do however, encourage you to read it on your own to brush up your memory of it. While reading this text I was reminded of the movie Evan Almighty, and the scene that I posted above is my favorite scene in the entire film. It reminded me that God isn’t a magic faerie godmother, and that God granted us free will. Everyday He gives us opportunities to step forward and fight for what we believe in, to love as we could not love before. Thank you Lord for this day, and for its beautiful challenges, thank You for the opportunity to grow stronger. Amen.