Recently I traveled to Branson, MO, with my wife and several of our friends. We attended the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show and were very entertained and enlightened with their performance. It was a family atmosphere and all their children participated in the program.
Several years ago, my wife and I scheduled a cruise out of New York bound for Canada, with stops in St. John Bay and Nova Scotia. Several of our friends were going on this cruise also. Some flew to New York City and some of us drove.
During my adolescent years my family lived in a small-to-medium sized town.
It was a great place to be raised in and it was in a place where children played in their yards, rode their bicycles alongside of the sidewalks, and visited all the children in the neighborhood.
What is hope? According to Webster’s dictionary hope is defined as: ‘a feeling that what is wanted is likely to happen; desire accompanied by expectation…’
There are many people in this world today that are going through times of hopelessness and allow this to take them into a time of despair.
Going back into my archives I pulled up a story that had slipped my memory for many years. Someone had sent me an email about a young child traveling with his mother down the interstate. It was raining at a steady pace and the windshield wipers were working great moving the rain away.
Each day we see people that we know. For the ones that are closest to us, they have an envy for what we possess in our heart. Many of us may not know this, but we do exude to others a desire to help, a desire to be compassionate, and a desire to love whether we realize it or not. Let me say this is true for many people but not true for some.
We are told in the gospel of Matthew that one nation will rise against another. We are told there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. We are told many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. Think about it people, all of this is happening today.