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I Am Hope

"Hope, in a Christian sense, is love stretching itself into the future."
–Brennan Manning

 

I remember you. Do you remember me?

 

I was there during your darkest hour.
I was there when you were scared that the worst was going to happen.
I was there when you felt stuck- doing the same thing over and over.
I was there when you thought things would never change.

 

I am hope. Should we get reacquainted?

 

I allow you to see the things that don’t exist yet, and to bring them to be.
Why else would a farmer puts her plow in the ground during the spring if she cannot imagine the harvest ahead?

 

Go to the forest that grows where there once was nothing.
If you cannot envision those trees before they are planted then they will never be planted.
I make it possible to see the things that don’t yet exist, so you can plant.

 

I am not just a good feeling.
I am real.

 

I am what your faith looks like stretched out towards the future.

 

I am the reason that the children of refugees will never know the horrors that their parents had to endure.
I am the reason the farmer who has toiled through drought and famine will feast with his family.
I am the reason the mother who has taken many risks for the sake of her children will see them grow strong.

 

I am the reason you can keep on going.
The reason you will keep going.

 

Choose me.
Remember me.
Share me.

 

I am hope.

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