ADVENTure Day 5


Where has all the hope gone?

Seriously, if you watch the evening news or read the latest news websites or blogs, it’s easy to get discouraged.  There are shootings in schools.  There’s a mess in Washington, DC.  The local sports teams are struggling.  The weather forecast is bleak.  It’s bad news followed by more bad news.

Part of this is amplified by a news media that stalks on the misfortune of others.

And part of it is related to our own failure to recognize the positives and to stand up for stories that bring encouragement.

The whole story of Advent is meant to be a positive uplifting message.  God did not send his Son into our broken world to bring more despair and depression.  Christ came to be a shining light and a beacon of hope to this world.

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  John 8:12

ADVENTure Activity:  Go on a hope hunt.  Find places in the world where hope is shining brightly.  Share your discoveries in the comments.

ADVENTure Question:  What gives you hope today?  How has hope helped you overcome despair?