The Gift of Being Present: Being Present with Hope (1 Corinthians 1:4-7, Psalm 80:1-2)
We spend quite a bit of time in our lives waiting, and with waiting often comes difficulty. Waiting for restored relationships, for healing, for financial stability, for peace in conflict…it can seem a long wait for hope. Like our early spiritual ancestors who cried out to God for help, we too need God’s help in our times of distress. Just like the early Christian community, we have times of waiting, watching for God’s presence, and anticipating a restoration to freedom. All of this points to the presence of hope, essential to survival in difficult times. Let us all be present with hope to all those who need it most.