Morning Thought: People were oppressed; society was disordered. Highways were deserted and the Israelites hid. Yet, when all men cowered, a woman arose. Change begins when you arise. Listen to Deborah: “Villagers in Israel would not fight; they held back until I, Deborah, arose, until I arose, a mother in Israel” (Judges 5:7, NIV). Arise! That’s the only hope for your family. Arise like the sun! You are the hope for your nation.