In a world that seems to be upside down and out of control with constant news of a faltering economy, earthquakes, terrorism, and war, we need hope.
When people allow their pain to take the lives of others before taking their own, we need hope.
When a 22 year old works all of his life to have a shot at the big leagues and then dies 3 hours after the greatest game he has ever pitched along with two of his friends celebrating with him, we need hope.
On this weekend where we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus, we are reminded that we have hope. For me, I have discovered that Jesus can provide hope for a better future no matter how dark today might be.
My prayer for those who are suffering today is the same prayer Paul prayed for the Romans:
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Spirit of God” (Romans 15:13).