Saturday, December 03, 2016

One Word: Hope

Hope

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.
Jeremiah 29.11:
  • The birth of Jesus brought hope to people who were in despair, living under the often harsh rule of Rome. Think about the world now. Who might be feeling like this today?
  • What do you think is hopeful about the Christmas story? Why is it a story of hope?
  •  Are you a hopeful person?
  •  What plans do you think God might have for your life?

1 comment:

  1. Frances Ward writes movingly about hope here in a meditation for Advent in our "post-truth" world. http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/007402.html I love the connection she makes with the Eucharist - a moment when we affirm hope and step for a moment into God's reality in which walls are broken down. It's a fairly challenging read, but worth persevering with.

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