HOPE: Free Write Day 4

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Would you rather have less hope — or be hopeless?

 

Hope is a word that evokes all sorts of thoughts, isn’t it? When life is hard, we dig deep to find hope — because otherwise we’d simply quit. And quitting isn’t an option.

 

Hope is the “thing” that lives in our inner beings that spurs us on. I find hope in the seasons of nature (and life) and in the knowledge that the sun will rise and set today — and tomorrow.

 

Ultimately, I find hope in God, the creator of all.

 

Can I physically see his face? No.

Can I audibly hear his voice? No.

Can I reach out and touch him? No.

 

And yet . . .

 

I see him in a child’s voice, a senior’s wisdom, an unexpected experience.

 

I feel his presence — because I’ve experienced his faithfulness.

 

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Therefore, what is my hope, if not you alone, Lord Jehovah?

(Aramaic Bible in Plain English)

 

And so I ask you the question:  Would you rather have less hope—or be hopeless?

 

If you happen to find yourself feeling a bit ragged around the edges today, perhaps you can find hope in these words written by Maryleigh at Blue Cotton Memory.

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