Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Hebrews 6:10 -20
To navigate the pandemic many people are seeking many paths of hope. Some find hope in the roll out of vaccines. Others in the many digital communication platforms that are keeping us connected in new ways. Still other people take solace in their addictions to substances or endless television series available on the web. Each of these ‘hopes’ have some good to offer whole communities and countries in lockdown, but really, each of these hope-giving elements of our present day society is finite, and delimited from life’s major events like birth, death, illness, violence and depravity and not least of all, attempted political coups. No vaccines, digital communications, nor flicks on the net can give our lives the meaning and purpose, and lasting peace and joy, that we as human beings are designed to have. Only the Son of God who was the Son of Man, who taught and healed, died and rose again can provide sure and tangible Hope in the midst of all the challenges and chilling circumstances we face in life. Will I seize the false hopes and dreams the world holds out to me, or will I firmly hold onto the hope that is before me, in the story and the state of Christ Jesus? Holy Spirit of God, help me seize the hope that is before me through Christ Jesus.
He sent redemption to his people… (Psalm 111:9)
We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul.
The book of Hebrews 6:19
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.