A Future and A Hope
This subject of Hope still rings in my soul!
Corrie Ten Boom, who was sentenced to a concentration camp during WWII, said, “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
The writer of Hebrews says it this way, “we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever…..” Hebrews 6:18-20 (ESV)
Ambrose Shepherd said, “…while hope trembles in expectation, faith is quiet in possession; Hope leaps out toward what will be, faith holds on to what is; Hope idealizes, faith realizes; Faith sees, Hope foresees.
In other words faith is apt to be content with what it has, Hope ventures out to annex the wider provinces of the imagination
Faith is the prose of religious life, hope is its poetry”
Hope reaches beyond what we can see and latches on to that which is miraculous
Have hope – It brightens the future!