Greetings, David here.
This week’s reflection is all about hope. The story of hope has its heroes and villains. All great stories have these characters, we love these stories, we love the movies where the hero always wins. So why do all these stories have a villain, and why does this resonate with us? Because our story has a villain – a thief who is out to kill and destroy. Our story also has a Hero – the Almighty God. Our story, the one we find ourselves in, is not nearly as safe as we have been led to believe. What we can rely on though is hope
Let’s get real. Life gets scary sometimes but the villains won’t win because the hero has come and will come again. Our hope, the anchor of our soul, is in Jesus: “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:13-14).”
Some questions for you to ponder:
1. How big or small is the hero and villain in your story?
2. Which story are you living in – the small (our story), or the big story (God’s story)?
3. If hope is the anchor to the soul, what is the anchor holding fast on?
4. What can hope in God do for us that hope in others cannot?
5. What are your hopeful for? What are you hoping in?
6. If hope is your strategy, what are the actions you need to take?
May you this week use hope as the anchor of your soul. May it hold fast in the middle of your deep blue sea. May you remember that God has a plan for you, a plan to prosper you and not to harm you , a plan to give you hope and a future.
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops
– Emily Dickenson