Hope: to cherish a desire with anticipation (Webster)

20111210-110705.jpgHope is powerful. It is a driving force. Absent hope we wither and shut down. It’s Christmas time. Just this week I decided to sponsor a child through World Vision.

Isn’t she beautiful?!?! I also sent gift cards for Toys R Us to a single mom going through hard times so she could give her 2 boys Christmas gifts. I’m not telling you this to brag. Giving is contagious. It restores hope to the receiver. And it is incredibly fulfilling to the giver.

Open your eyes and ears…look around…think outside yourself. Can you help bring hope or restore hope to someone who has lost it? Don’t wait. You never know how the smallest token can change someone’s life and bring new hope.


4 thoughts on “Hope

  1. Great example. I “adopted” Niyegena 2 Christmas’ ago through Compassion as my gift that year to Scott – I love the gifts that keep giving and are hard to wrap. If culture is going to pick a date to celebrate the birth of Jesus, there are definitely better ways to honor him than just more stuff for us. Thanks for sharing and encouraging others.


  2. “Of all the needs a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.” — Maya Angelou


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