Saturday, October 11, 2008

A New Hope

I was just going to post this picture and leave, but, once I saw it out there, I wanted to make a comment.

In this political season, both sides are talking about hope and change. But I don't want to go there. What came to my mind was how the Bible often uses this word.

"For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience." (Rom 8:24).

Daniel Webster gave several defintions for hope. One of them is "an opinion or belief not amounting to certainty, but grounded on substantial evidence". It differs from a wish in that it implies an expectation that what is hoped for will be gained. Hope teaches us patience.

Peter ties hope and faith together: "so that your faith and your hope are in God." In both cases, the gaurantor is God. Who you are hoping in is as important as what you are hoping for. Do they posses the ability to provide what you are hoping for?

1 comment:

Steve said...

Was this poster from the aborted "Mark Hamill for City Council" campaign in 1988? I'd vote for him. Young he is, but he's learn so much already.