"Throughout Scripture you see one overarching storyline: a good Father welcomes homeless orphans into his family by searching for them, rescuing them, embracing them, providing for them, and nurturing them. With that experience of life, you now have reason to hope for something different in the way you live with others. And hope is exactly what I need everyday of my life."
-Smith, William P., Loving Well (Even If You Haven't Been), 2012, p.xxii.
This picture was taken by someone who, during their morning walk, came across the word "hope" written on the ground. It is particularly interesting that there is a period at the end of the word. Hope. Perhaps it is this that needs our attention today. Nothing more, nothing less.
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.