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Poem - What Hope Means by Vineet Bansal

What hope means

Hope is bright shining light which keeps darkness at the bay.
Hope is gentle cold breeze on a hot summer day.

Hope is to remain positive when going gets tough,
hope is seeking more when others think u had enough.

What hope means…

Hope is dreaming of tomorrow.
Hope is simmering under sorrow.

Hope is sparkles when tears in our eyes.
Hope is a beautiful thing and beautiful things never die.

What hope means…

Hope is as light as a feather.
Hope keeps all of us together.

Hope is ubiquitous and free of cost, hope is the last thing ever lost.....


Sometimes, when we think about hope, we think of longing and wanting. But the first week of Advent is really about confidence in God’s promises. It’s not a wish. It’s a knowing! Hope reminds us of the assurance we have that God will fulfill all God’s promises through the birth of Jesus.

Sometimes, I find myself getting wrapped up in the junk of the world. I’m sure you do too. It can be really easy to simply forget that this isn’t it. This isn’t the Eschaton. This isn’t perfect. The world is filled with darkness and hardships. Still, Jesus comes. He has come, and he will come. But don’t get pulled into the busyness of the season. Rather, take this time to be fully present to the beauty in the world that is God’s creation. Something significant is about to happen. The best is yet to come


Image credits:

AdventJourney photo: Morning mystic - Casey Horner on Unsplash 

Beacon of Hope: Scott, Andy, Thanksgiving Square, Lanyon Place, Belfast, Northern Ireland, October 2009 [,_October_2009.JPG]