A word that gets us all through each day. A word that helps us hang on when times are tough and lights us up when things are good.
Hope means that you don't have to give up when you feel weary with the weight of life.
Hope is the certainty of God's promises to us... promises that whether or not this life is good, our eternal life will be abundant and rewarding.
I love these lyrics from a song called "The Reason for the World"-- it describes to me the ache that is in each of us, an ache for something more than this world. It's an ache to be filled with God's love.