Tag Archives: Christian hope

confident of this very thing

Dearest one, He will do it. He will finish what He began. He redeemed you, and saved you. He called you. He holds you evermore. I am confident, not because of you, but because of Him. He will complete the good work … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cynical. Jaded. Hope-less.

“Cynicism begins with a wry assurance that everyone has an angle. Behind every silver lining is a cloud. The cynic is always observing, critiquing, but never engaging, loving, and hoping…Cynicism creates a numbness toward life… The movement from naive optimism … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

before my closing eyes

“Abide with us: For it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” Luke 24:29 The story goes that as Henry Francis Lyte sat by his dying friend’s bedside, his friend, with his last breaths, kept repeating the imploring … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Faith, God, Jesus | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

not farewell, only goodnight

This past week many of us mourned the death, even as we celebrated the life, of Elisabeth Elliot. And now, in my city, friends I know are grieving the sudden death of a dear friend and co-worker. As I’ve mourned these … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Faith, God | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Don’t be an optimist

Optimism hopes for the best without any guarantee of its arriving and is often no more than whistling in the dark. Christian hope, by contrast, is faith looking ahead to the fulfillment of the promises of God … Optimism is … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Faith, God | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment