Hope is one of the words that can actually create what it means. If words have power, and I believe they do, “hope” could be a very powerful word. Think about it. Let’s say you were feeling depressed, sad or frustrated, and then a friend came along side you and said, “Don’t you know there is still hope?”, I’m pretty sure that you would begin to feel hope.
The word itself promotes its meaning. Countless public figures have used the word to create an entire movement. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” President Obama, inspired many with his book entitled The Audacity of Hope.
Hope is a powerful word, but it is also a powerful reality. It is hope that causes all men to attempt anything at all. No one would begin to build, create, or pursue a solitary thing if there was not inside of them a hope that would be worth it. The Wright brothers would not have worked as hard as they did, if there was not inside of them the fires of hope that one day they would indeed fly.
Hope is also a major theme during the Advent season because Christ, our hope, came to give us an unfathomable hope. That is why we’ll sing, “The hopes and fears of the years are met in thee tonight.” So, it is my hope that this little series will give you a life changing experience of a great, glorious, and living hope.
“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you. For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust.” (Psalms 62:5; 39:7; 71:5 ESV)