Memories, events, births, deaths, discoveries — these and many other items stand out in our memories, especially this last year.
“I will never forget when…”
These few words contain so much.
“The baby was born!”
These words bring joy to family of many generations.
“I’m coming home!”
Good news of the release of a person from the hospital who was intubated, recovered enough to be released, brings joy and hope to a family.
“… has died!”
This sort of news burns into a heart and brain and lasts — 500,000 deaths — heard so often and painfully by so many!
We continue living.
We continue believing.
We continue hoping.
We continue working and believing in a better tomorrow.
Centuries ago, Jeremiah when a community, a nation was devastated, with no seen hope for the future.
YET he wrote because of his belief and life in a God who was in his life “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.” (Jeremiah 29.11 NIV)