Name: Cameron Grimes
Occupation: Operations Manager for a Classical concert touring company
“But since we belong to the day, let us use self control, putting on love and faith as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
-1 Thessalonians 5:8-11 (NIV)
Why this verse is important to Cameron:
Before going to school everyday, I would recite this verse in unison with my mother and sister. By speaking these words, we would put on our spiritual armor for the day, mentally preparing our minds and hearts for any challenges the day would present us with. Although being teased as a child left feelings of hurt and sadness, I used this verse to overcome the unkind words spoken to me and used God’s grace and love to protect myself. This biblical passage has had profound meaning on my life and become somewhat of a motto as I go about my day. I find it’s words to be a positive and hopeful reminder to treat all people with kindness and love.
My Living Letter – Cameron Grimes
Photo Courtesy of: Rebekah J. Murray, Photographer