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Psalm 62:13 God has spoken once, twice have I heard it, that power belongs to God.
A month later, now in Brazil, David and I went outside to enjoy the cool evening and discuss the scriptures for the day. When I walked over to turn on the outside light, I tumbled down a short stairwell. I landed facedown on concrete, glasses and frames shattered, half of my face, the corner of my eye included, severely bruised, crying in shock and pain. We spent the rest of the night at the emergency room.
My great-great-grandfather, who I knew only through his image, always seemed indestructible. Coming from the same stock, I regarded myself equally sturdy. But in a matter of seconds, we both became vulnerable, broken, and reduced to tears.