In our life today it is easy to become burdened with events happening around us and in the wider world. Because of our modern communications, what occurs halfway round the globe becomes instant news for us. We can learn about many things so quickly and with overwhelming detail, that often we may feel as though we can’t handle all of it. Years ago it could take days if not weeks to learn about what happens elsewhere. After a while we may be tempted to lost hope about our own future and the future of humankind.
However, the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Romans wants us to know that hope can still be there for us and for humankind. This hope doesn’t come from any earthly source, but through the love of God given to us by the Holy Spirit. This hope doesn’t disappoint us nor is it subject to the ups and downs of human life. When you hear of things in the world that pull you down, may your spiritual practices allow you to see the hope that is there in God’s love! Vernon T.
Prayer: Loving Lord, please give me the hope that is needed to daily walk in your light, that does overcome the dark portions of this earthly journey!