Posts tagged hope
Jesus Is My Living Hope

I drive by a billboard every day on my way to drop of my boys at school.  It’s a picture of a cancer treatment center logo with a woman and says “Now I have hope.”

Yet hope in a thing or person or circumstance is dead hope. Everything is temporary, even a cure for cancer. We, along with everything else on earth are finite and will one day wither and fade...

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How Did We Get Here?

Look with me, if you would, to the life of Abram (not yet Abraham) Genesis 12 and 13. At this point, he is responding to God’s call to leave his country and follow Him. Abram has yet to become a father. His nephew, Lot, goes with him on this strange and special journey; and we can imagine that the bond they have formed is a close one. And then, in Genesis 13, conflict strikes and the pair separates.  

Abraham is probably wondering, “How did we get here?”

Can you relate? I know I can...

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Hope in Sadness

So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company...
Genesis 13:11

How can God encourage us in times of sadness?

“Christians shouldn’t be sad.”

As if we are super-human or something.  I don’t know how many people I’ve come across who believe Christians should all walk and talk like Ned Flanders (a Simpsons reference...I might be aging myself here a bit)...

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Our Future Hope

I love the end of the book of Revelation. The picture of heaven, of God at last setting everything right—it’s so beautiful and it fills my heart with expectation of what it will be like to finally be home with the Lord.

The promise of an end to suffering is especially beautiful. How much more beautiful it must be to someone who has experienced intense suffering—the loss of a child, chronic physical pain, terminal disease, extreme poverty and hunger....

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Heaven is Coming

I quit watching the news a long time ago.  Hopelessness, pain, tragedy.  It can numb your heart, or else send you to the pits of despair over the state our world is in.  It was too much for me.  “Surely God doesn’t want me to feel bad, so why succumb myself to the onslaught of suckiness that is the news.  It’s not like I can do much about it anyhow.”..

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