That’s what we gave today. That was the word repeated over and over again this morning.
At 6am our staff met again to circle up in prayer. Then they handed out the remaining suitcases of solar lights!
The Haitians thanked us for our small gift. Not just because of what the light would allow them to do. But because it gave them Hope. Hope that God really does hear them. When they were down to nothing – they saw that God was up to something!
A small act of kindness. A simple act of service. A look of acknowledgement. A prayer answered.
Something so incredibly simple – gave folks today a different perspective of where they were in the world at that moment.
Wherever we may be right now – God has called us ALL to be Hope-Builders!
To restore Hope in the homes of the hopeless.
To engage in acts of kindness for the forgotten.
To advocate for those who suffer quietly in need.
To acknowledge our neighbor in a more personal way.
To model Grace in our circumstances so our children may glean from us.
To help others seek wisdom and patience when its just so hard to understand.
Sometimes in the face of doubt – we have to remember to HOPE!
We have to KNOW – that we are here to serve a greater purpose.
We must BELIEVE we actually CAN make a difference.
May We Show Them The Power of H.O.P.E. in HIM
But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let myhopes be dashed.
There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
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.
he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 1:7
And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
2 Thessalonians 2:16
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,
1 Timothy 4:10
That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.
[ Faith in Action ] Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.