Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was named TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year” on Wednesday. TIME’s Editor-in-Chief, Edward Felsenthal, said Zelensky was chosen “for proving that courage can be as contagious as fear, for stirring people and nations to come together in defense of freedom, for reminding the world of the fragility of democracy—and peace.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed a joint session of the US House and Senate yesterday. Among his statements were these very perceptive observations: “Russia has attacked not just us, not just our land, not just our cities. It went on a brutal offensive against our values, basic human values. It threw tanks and planes against our freedom, against our right to live freely in our own country, choosing our own future, against our desire for happiness, against our national dreams, just like the same dreams you have, you Americans.”
When we remember what others have done in the power of Christ, we are encouraged to emulate them by making their Source ours and finding in Jesus the strength and hope we need. Then others will follow our example by trusting our Lord as theirs.