We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.– Hebrews 6:19
hope- 1. a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. 2. a feeling of trust. Life is full of unknowns. The constant in this world is change. The current global pandemic has rocked our sense of security and shattered any illusions of stability. All around us we see headlines that catch our eyes and claim one thing to bait us. If we take the time to read further the text of the body reveals something completely different or definitely less earth shaking. We see videos of propaganda of either side. We are either easily hooked because we want so bad some kind of understanding our our alarms go off when we hear the extreme pitches of whatever is being presented. No matter what camp you are in the reality is this: we are tired and weary of this whole mess and its fallout. We are tired of being lied to. Half of us never want to leave our caves because we are so concerned about catching and spreading the virus to the vulnerable and the other half are determined their free will and liberty trumps any consideration of others. Then there are those of us who lie somewhere in the middle. WE aren't the loudest voices because we don't add to the drama and sensationalism. This whole thing is a mess. What started out as something that could for once bring unity to a very divided nations has only lasted long enough to send us back to our echo chambers. Considering it all, it would be too easy to want to throw in the towel and assume all is lost. I mean look around, that is how it feels. It seems hopeless. But there is hope.... However, you won't find it in the headlines, the medical round table discussions, the social media threads or any reports. HOPE has existed long before this pandemic, it will endure and see many more tribulations which humans will face.