Having HOPE.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  John 10:10

Last month, I saw a sign next to a Church here in Normal that read “Hope is real.”  I’ve been thinking about that message off and on as I have been going through these photos of Haitian school children.  For way too many people in this world, hope is not real.  Things of this world would cause an unbeliever to doubt about ‘hope’.  Hopelessness; someone who is hopeless is usually alone and cannot help themselves out of their dire situations.  They have a great sense of loss and helplessness.  Christians must come alongside and bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the lost and hopeless, and share all that our Savior has to offer them.

The young girl from Cap Haitian has hope.  She is baptized, attends the Lutheran school, and eats a Trinity/HOPE lunch every day.  She wears a bracelet on her wrist that tells the story of our Triune God.  She is and will always be a messenger for our risen Savior in a land where hopelessness abounds.  Please keep our children in your prayers, along with their parents, teachers, pastors and Trinity/HOPE supporters like yourself who continue to prepare His children to accomplish the Great Commission and please, keep me in your prayers this morning as I see Dr. Lee and find out if there is any hope for healing in my eyes.

Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown.  Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Amen.

May God be with you…Jay