STOP AND THINK – In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change. (Susan Taylor, editor, writer, and journalist)

Legend has it that the Chinese word for crisis is made up of two words meaning “danger” and “opportunity.” Whether that’s an accurate translation or not, it does suggest the best way to look at crises when they occur. Often, as Taylor says, a crisis may force us to make a change for the better. So, we should accept the crisis and work toward beneficial change.

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity. (Ephesians 5:15-16)