Jesus never sinned,
so there is hope of righteousness.
Jesus was tempted,
so there is hope of sympathy.
Jesus died for sins,
so there is hope of forgiveness.
Jesus rose from the dead,
so there is hope of resurrection.
Jesus ascended into heaven,
so there is hope of intercession.
Jesus poured out his Spirit,
so there is hope of God’s presence.
Jesus is returning to make all things new,
so there is hope of life everlasting.
Jesus loves you,
so there is hope.
It is no secret that the end of the year can be a depressing time for some. The holiday parties and family gatherings are over—leaving us to say goodbye to loved ones or remember those who departed this year. The decorations and lights come down. The days are dark and cold. The trees are brown and the fields are barren. A year draws to its end, perhaps with reminders of unaccomplished goals and the speed with which life progresses, and we wonder if the next year can bring anything different. For some, the world and the future appear bleak. Continue reading “Hope and The Last Rose of Summer”