Text: Luke 21:25-36
Contemplation of Hope:
“Love comes to those who still hope even though they’ve been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they’ve been betrayed, to those who still love even though they’ve been hurt before.”
Hope. I can hear my own voice using that word. I hope my children succeed in life. I hope I don’t get H1N1. I hope it doesn’t rain today. If it’s going to snow, I hope it starts snowing on Saturday before I start writing my sermon. (That’s been a joke in worship planning for years.) I imagine that you, too, can think of ways that you have used the word hope in a similar fashion. It is the kind of hope that surfaces when we are feeling unsure or uncertain about the future. Most often, when we say we hope for something, we are focused on what we would like to see happen but feel as if we have very little control over making it happen.