“Hope in Front of Me"
But God will never forget the needy;
the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
Hope is as important as the air we breath it’s as vital as the blood pumping through our body and essential to spur us on through the challenges of each day. Hope is basic to life…without that needed spark of hope we are doomed to a dark, grim existence. How often does the word hopeless appear in suicide note? And even if it isn’t actually written, we can read it between the lines. Take away our hope and our world is reduced to something between depression and despair. Hope is more than wishful thinking.
Danny Gokey is a pop musician that stepped onto the stage of American Idol just weeks after his first wife’s unexpected death. Danny experienced the pinnacle of hope and the depth of despair. In his song “Hope in Front of Me” he sings of the struggle, broken places but there is still a hand holding me. This song has amazing symbolism of the journey that the homeless and needy encounter each day. He reminds us that there’s hope in front of us, there’s a light, I still see it. Even when I don’t believe it, I might be down but I’m not dead, there are better days ahead.
Hope is a vital necessity of life--a gift that God wants to give to everyone in a world that regularly writes dreams off as foolish and drains the hope from the heart with dark pessimism. We must remind the homeless that what they’re going through isn't the end of the story...it's simply the rough journey that leads to the right destination. Solid, stable, sure hope. Hope to press on. Hope to endure. Hope to stay focused. Hope to see new dreams fulfilled.
That is what the Honor Card is all about, communicating and sharing God’s love and care through outreach agencies all across the state. Thank you for being a part of that voice of encouragement and hope to the homeless and needy that stumbled along life’s path.