During Debbye Turner Bell’s reign as Miss America, she was asked countless times, “How did you do it?” Everybody wanted to know how—in her words—this little black girl from Jonesboro, Arkansas, ended up winning one of the most iconic titles in the world.
But Debbye quickly realized the question really wasn’t about the process; it was about the possibility. They wanted to know how they, too, could overcome the odds and find success, especially when facing opposition.
This may be an odd spin on Christmas, but I want to share a letter with you that was written December 19, 1944 by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. World War II was raging at the time and people everywhere were in turmoil, but Dietrich’s letter is one of courage and hope. His story and his words will inspire you to face anything this season—or this new year—with faith.
Plus, I was so inspired by his letter that I actually put the words to music, and I’ll sing it over you in today’s episode of the 4:13 Podcast.