"Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
To be a child of God is to have access to hope. Not all of us, in all circumstances, take God up on the access. I have a feeling, in the coming year, more of us will have opportunities to choose between hope or fear. I find this thought pretty exciting. Imagine what might happen in the church if hope or faith in God were muscles we were more practiced at using.
May 2009 be filled with hope regardless of what life on earth throws our way.