When we look at the senseless killing of George Floyd, the rioting in our cities, the looting and defacing of businesses and churches, the limiting of the number of people allowed in a church due to Covid-19, It’s hard to have hope. A recent survey indicated that most people are unwilling to place their hope and trust in anything. We are afraid because we don’t want our hopes to be crushed.
I might watch television and hope that my team wins The game or that a game show contestant wins a new car, but that’s hope from a safe distance. When it comes to the crucial things in my life and those I really love, I am sometime hesitant to hope. I am afraid of what the future may hold for my children and grand children. I am scared of the world they will grow up in.
In the midst of all of this turmoil, Jesus tells me it’s safe to hope. He says; “do not be afraid”. Jesus has conquered the world. He has even beaten suffering, sin and death itself.
If we place our trust In Him, we can get thru all of this !
My fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, it’s safe to hope !
DeColores, Deacon Doug