“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
Sustaining hope is an essential foundation for surviving and thriving in life. It is a quality that I have observed and admired in the many people who have influenced and inspired me. It is at its strongest when we are at our weakest. Suffering is its seed bed. Perseverance matures it. Character reflects it. Love enables it. God empowers it.
It is a heritage to be passed on from one generation to the next. The opposite of cynicism, it believes that the best is yet to come. The future is spacious and open with possibility. Transformation is possible in our lives and in the world around us. As a husband, father, leader and mentor it is a legacy that I long to impart. I thank God for those who have embodied hope to me.