“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
– Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)
Hope is a word that has been watered down, like the word love.
“I love ice cream.”
“I hope I get a puppy.”
But hope is not a wishy-washy word that is used to describe a feeling about what we want to happen. Hope, like faith, is based on fact. Faith and hope are a foretaste, evidence, of what is going to happen, things not seen. I love what the Bible says in Romans 8:24 “But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?”
We do not have a clear picture about what the future holds, but we have hope. We know that God is working things out and it is incredibly exciting! Our biggest prayer is that you would join with us in having faith and hope for the plans of God. I am reminded of the story in Mark 2 when a group of men lowered a paralyzed man down into a house so that Jesus would heal the man. It is interesting to note that in Mark 2:5 the Bible says, “When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven.'” When Jesus saw their faith…
The thing that I like about this story is that the man’s faith was buoyed by the faith of others and they were able to share in the miracle! We want to invite you to be a part of the miracle. This is not just our story. This is our story, the body of Christ living by faith, trusting in God, and advancing the Kingdom of God. Thank you so very much for believing in us and believing for us! We can’t wait to keep you informed about what we are thinking and where God is leading! Have a blessed week!