Hope

What is hope? I have often wondered what it would be like to live this life without hope. I feel fortunate that I was raised in a home and in a country where hope exists. I know for me that my hope is made complete in the person of Jesus Christ. I remember the old hymn “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” I cannot fathom going through life without the special touch of Christ upon my life.

I see signs these days with Barack Obama’s face and the word “hope.” I am not trying to make a political statement, it might as well be John McCain with the same word. I just know that my hope will not be with any person, but only in Christ. People will fail. There is no doubt that people, friends, family and the like will fail but Christ will never fail us. He truly is the rock on which I stand.

We are to come to Jesus with the faith of a little child. If you have ever looked into the eyes of a little child they are filled with hope and wonder. I think we should come to Christ with the same hope and wonder.