I'm sitting on my couch in our living room again and surfing the net when I stumbled on this quote from a letter by Franklin Graham. It grabbed my attention and kept me from clicking on. The quote:
From the beginning of time, people have been on a search for something to hope in and something to strive for. Hope is what keeps us on the move, reaching for the one thing that will help us overcome our disappointments and our emptiness.
Isn't hope the high octane fuel that keeps us going everyday? When you run out of hope things start to go haywire.
I've seen it in my own life. Looking over my shoulder at my last 63 years, I've been driven by my search for hope. I wanted to do my part to make this a better world. Where I looked, I didn't find it.
Where did I look? Politics. Government. Job. Church. Leaders. Pastors. I'm at the last item on my list. It's the word of God and the hope it provides. Graham describes it here:
The message we preach will center on man’s longing for hope and where it comes from. The Bible says, “Your word [Lord] is my source of hope” (Psalm 119:114, NLT).