Everywhere I turned in the last few days, I got the message of hope.

First there was this video by Jerry Jones.

Then, I read it in LinkedIn.

I got it in my Bible reading plan for today which had this verse:

Zechariah 9:12 “Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.”

Cooped up and restricted, bombarded with bad news we can easily lose hope. But, we have many reasons to hope. For me the biggest is my hope in the Lord Jesus whom I trust. I know that He is still good and near even though it feels like the world is spiraling out of control.

I do not try to underestimate the suffering that many people are going through. I know there are immense struggles, hunger, pain that many are going through during this time. But I also see some good coming out of it:

As unemployment figures rise, migrant workers walk thousands of kilometres to their home villages to prevent starvation and a global depression is on its way, where can we find hope?

I find mine in the Holy Bible.

Hebrews 10:23: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”

Without hope everything becomes meaningless. Hope transforms dark places into light. We need to hold onto the promises of God.

Here are some of my pictures and family paintings that I used for Zoom backgrounds during the past week.

Keep running

Stephan