Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Have you heard the argument that hope in God is hopeless hope? After all he didn’t rescue Jews from the holocaust. He chose not to stop the genocide in Rwanda. Why doesn’t he do something about child abuse? Where is he when it counts, when you need him most? It's useless to hope. And don't try to work it up somehow because you'll only be disappointed, some will argue. Just exist totality for this day and focus with intensity on the little things each day. But what is left when we swipe away hope with such a futile gesture? We banish ourselves to a life without any purpose. To find satisfaction in life, we need to know that each of us does have significance. Our entire being reaches for a framework within which to see our life. In hope we find certainty that we can safely lower ourselves to an immoveable, solid rock. That is God.