Some days life just seems hopeless.  Global pandemics and killer disease ravage our bodies like vultures making each day a struggle for existence and a search for comfort. Wars and whispers of wars seem endless.  Thanks to our freedom, which is not free, we seem inoculated from the devastation and pain endured by families, women and children in war torn countries across the seas. Political polarization in our own country diminishes the very roots of our origin: “WE the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union…”  Many of our neighbors are oppressed and terrorized by the voices of demons they hear in their troubled minds.  Poverty, hunger, and homelessness increase – not only in other countries, but within 20 miles of where we live in the bare apartment of a single, unemployed mother of two who fled violence and abuse. Some days life just seems hopeless.

AND YET WE PERSEVERE.  Somehow, we find a way. 

What is it inside us that helps us keep going, even beyond our own limits? We struggle through each day and fall exhausted into bed, our heads spinning with anxiety, pain, and uncertainty.  Yet, in the still of the night we find comfort and say quietly to ourselves, “Tomorrow is another day.”

I say it is love.  Love of God.  Love of family. Love of friends. The HOPE of love. The COMFORT of love.  The NEED of love.  LOVE.

We are entering a time of faithful significance to many people: Lent, Passover, Ramadan.  All of which are reminders of hope fulfilled by the love of our one Creator God.

For me, this time is a daily reminder that our Creator loves each of us so much that He sent His only Son so we may know Him, be filled with hope and His love now and forevermore.

With God there is always hope and there is always love.

Thanks be to God.

Rev Janet

“It is done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.  To those who are thirsty I will give drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.  They who overcome will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.” Revelation 21:3-7

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