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Topic: Pigs Might Fly (10/31/13)
TITLE: Hope in a hopeless world
By Jean St. Juste
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“Hope is a hopeless world”
We see hopelessness at every turn of the day while looking at humanity. We find despair in the faces of little ones scarred by life’s adversities. We hear of the anguish of parents deprived of their children because of drug abuses, accidents, gun violence. In the blink of an eye we turn and open our view to a life riddled by pestilences, diseases, wars, famine, hatred, violence and untold crimes.
The author of the Psalm 121 in the Expanded Bible version says in verse one with the same view as most of us at times, “I ·look up [L?raise my eyes] to the hills [C?the hills surrounding Zion, the location of the Temple], but where does my help come from?”
We ask the question; will we ever find help through all of these problems? Very quickly, the opaque answer dawns, and we strike an awareness of the idiom “when pigs might fly” to say no hope, no possible good news can ever come from all of these troubled happenings. I can understand the probable quote of Abraham Lincoln who said, “I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” I too can see how we can look upon the experiences of men’s lives and say that this is a hopeless world but when I look at His creation and read His Word hope resounds with fury and majesty that says it is well. Yes, pigs may never fly, but the Jehovah, God in charge has never been defeated and someday all will be set anew by His promises.
I look with eyes of hope upon a hopeless world. If I were to wait for changes from the political parties with promises of better tomorrows, well pigs might fly. If I believed the laws of the land could make people become impartial, unbiased and unprejudiced towards another race or within ethnic groups pigs might fly. With great expectation while I reside in this clay vessel I will undergo challenges which often I must surrender to the author of life for strength for today. I need to apply and insert an advice at this time from the Apostle Paul found in Romans 15:13. "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". Yes, I looked in the past and saw hopelessness from a lost world’s view, but now with God’s strength in salvation I see hope in the risen savior hope for sinners forgiven and lives set free from bondage of fear and shame. I see hope every time someone surrenders to the power of God redeeming them from despair by accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior. I see hope when the doors of homes are opened for reconciliation of loved ones coming home because God has changed their hearts through life’s experiences and revelations.
Even though pigs won’t fly, but there is hope in our hopeless world, Jesus is our hope!
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