What is Hope? from my Sparkpage... Still true today. :)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Hope is more than dreaming.
The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the upright... The righteous will never be shaken. (Proverbs 10:29-30)
We toss around words like faith and love all the time. And most of us can describe both with little difficulty. But Hope? What is it?
And is it that essential?
Webster defines Hope, "to desire with expectation of fulfillment."
To Hope is to anticipate. It is more than dreaming. However, It is possessing within ourselves an expectation that someday there will be the fulfillment of that desire. It will become a reality. Hope always looks to the future. It's always on tiptoes. It keeps us going. it makes a dismal today bearable because it Promises a brighter tommorrow. Without Hope, something inside all of us dies......
We can live several days without food, days without water, and only minutes without oxyzen, but without Hope----------forget it.
I have a Dream...
- Martin Luther King Jr.
I get goosebumps whenever I listen to a recording of Dr. King's speech. Do I believe in the content of Dr. King's Dream? Very much so. But far beyond that, I hold his level of conviction as an example for all our lives.
It still stands true today...
* Have a Vision, a Dream.
* Believe in that Vision.
* Live that Vision with every fiber of your being.