There is so much happening in the world now with natural disasters, war, and economic stress on families. It is very easy to throw your hands in the air, sigh and give up. As a LORDS Community we know that hope is the answer to our sadness and despair. In the darkness, that is when hope does its best work. Christians have hope firmly found in and through Jesus Christ. As a response to this, we can serve the world with hope-filled hearts. Organisations such as ALWS (Australian Lutheran World Service) are an aid and development agency of the Lutheran Church of Australia, bringing hope to life for people around the world. The bible verse from Romans reminds us there is always hope;
‘ …suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character, and character hope. And hope does not disappoint…” Romans 5: 3-5
My prayer is that we can continue to live lives full of hope and that we continue to share that hope with people we encounter every day.