Hope

The day after — the first day for… Hope

Today I will share a piece from Dr. Jim Denison (www/denisonforum.org).

The power of hope 

Gabriel Marcel noted that “hope is for the soul what breathing is for the living organism.” G. K. Chesterton added: “There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner.” Samuel Johnson observed: “The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.” 

A mouse dropped in water will give up and drown in minutes. But if it is rescued, it will tread water for more than twenty hours the next time. 

After World War II, Allied armies gathered up thousands of hungry, homeless children. They sheltered and fed them, but the children were afraid to go to sleep. Then a psychologist came up with the solution: the children were given a slice of bread, not to eat but to hold. And they slept well, for they knew they would have food for tomorrow. 

Austin pastor Gerald Mann saw his church grow from sixty people to four thousand members in fourteen years. His explanation: “I know three things people want when they come to church: they want help, they want home, and they want hope.” 

See that hope in your life/world today and be that hope for others!

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