Tuesday, May 22, 2018

When the springs of hope and winters of despair collide

The last few days have brought to mind those familiar words from English writer, Charles Dickens. ”It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . . “ But the rest of the quote may not be so familiar, “ . . . it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. “

News of the senseless shootings of eight students and two teachers in a Texas school on Friday pierced our hearts. Then, less than a day later, the gaze of the world turned to a chapel in England for a fairytale wedding as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed.

Heartbreak.

Sweethearts.

 

The extremities in this life have the potential to give us whiplash. Charles Dickens was a literary great, but I’m thankful that we have more than a commentary in man’s words. When the springs of hope and winters of despair collidewe have a God who does not change. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). I am grateful in these tumultuous times for the constancy of One who brings light in the midst of darkness and hope in the center of despair.

Our hearts ache for those families in Texas who have lost beloved ones and our prayers go up for healing for those touched by this tragedy. We also pray for a new royal couple that as they spoke their vows before God, they would trust Him  to help them fulfill the bright hopes they have to affect change in the world . . . in the “best of times” and in the “worst of times.”

When the springs of hope and winters of despair collidewe have a God who does not change. (click to tweet)

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