Sunday, July 9, 2017

Finding Hope

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. (1 Corinthians 13:13a, New International Version)

I know you’ve seen those words before. I know I’ve blogged about them before, probably several times. Usually when we see this verse, "love" is the word we focus on. Coz the next words read, But the greatest of these is love.

Today however, the greatest is hope.

As you read this, I am heading home from another Lifest. On Thursday night, Bob Lenz, the founder of Lifest, spoke on the main stage about hope. He posed the question, when things are bad, really bad, how does a person find hope.

When you lose your job, when you are hit with unforeseen bills, when you are diagnosed with an incurable cancer, when your spouse leaves you, when any of these things – or worse – happen to a loved one. When you find yourself in a hole of sadness, where there is no way out. Where you have lost all hope.

Where can you possibly find hope? Right where it’s always been, between faith and love.

Lord God, Jesus Christ, thank You for always giving us hope. In the darkest of times, You are the Light which will always shine. Amen.

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