Advent – Season of Hope

A teenager dies in a car accident.  Another country announces nuclear capability.  Floods, forest fires, and famine claim untold lives.  The world as we know it can change with the wrong turn of a car, with the flick of a switch, with being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Our world as we know it changes daily.

On this day in 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan, a Day of Infamy that brought the U.S. into World War II. In one day the world changed.

Where do we find hope in the midst of uncertainty, amidst tragedies?

Life is so fragile.

All (humankind) is grass, and all their glory like the flower of the field.  The grass withers, the flower wilts, when the breath of the Lord blows upon it.  Though the grass withers and the flower wilts, the word of our God stands forever.   Isaiah 40:6-8


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Published by Patricia Robertson