Thursday, December 4, 2014

Beyond hope?




Hey Partners and Friends,


Over the past several days I have been thinking about gratitude and what I’m thankful for, I am thankful for HOPE:

hope for the addict, hope for the homeless, hope for the hungry, hope for the alcoholic, hope for the glutton, hope for the adulterer, hope for the thief, hope for the liar, hope for the grieving, hope for the lonely, hope for the depressed, hope for the betrayed, hope for the abused, hope for the abuser, hope for the betrayer, hope for the homophobe, hope for the homosexual, hope for the rapist, hope for the angry, hope for the hurting, hope for the self-righteous, hope for the prideful, hope for the poor, hope for the orphan, hope for the widow, hope for the broken hearted, hope for the prisoner, hope for the jealous, hope for the greedy, hope for the anorexic, hope for the sick, hope for the jobless, hope for the abandon, hope for the bulimic, hope for the angry, hope for the bitter, hope for the diseased, hope for the resentful, hope for the lustful, hope for the vengeful, hope for the abortionist, hope for the promiscuous, hope for the religious, hope for the drunkard, hope for the pedophile, hope for the insane, hope for the rich, hope for the whore, hope for the whoremonger, hope for the rebellious, hope for the critical, hope for the hater, hope for the sluggard, hope for the workaholic, hope for the accused, hope for the racist, hope for the gossip, hope for the destitute, hope for the sad, hope for the complainer, hope for the desperate, hope for murderer, hope for the captive, hope for the injured, hope for the envious, hope for the arrogant, hope for mean, hope for the selfish, hope for the hopeless, hope for the fearful, hope for Ferguson, hope for our nation, hope for the world.

Psm 31:24 NIRV “Be strong, all of you who put your hope in the Lord.
    Never give up.”

 1Pet. 1:3 NLV “Let us thank the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It was through His loving-kindness that we were born again to a new life and have a hope that never dies. This hope is ours because Jesus was raised from the dead.”

2Ths 2:16-17 NIV “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”
I am thankful there is real hope, hope for you, hope for me.

This hope is found and assured in the one and only Blessed Hope, JESUS CHRIST!
 Let hope rise,
Jim & Pam