what do we look to when tragedy strikes? do we turn to a president, a parent, a friend? do we "hope for the best"?
wait. what exactly are we hoping in? fallible humans? the greater good?
perhaps there is a different question to ask.
who is our hope?
"If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied." 1 Cor 15:19
this past week has been marked by tragedy in more ways than one. my heart breaks for people I love who are grieving, and for a country in panic and fear. I am shocked. my heart feels heavy. I think about the fact that I can't even empathize.
when we sit in that moment of despair, fighting off worried thoughts, a still small voice comes whispering in. he is the greatest comfort anyone could ever ask for. why? because he is the only one who has the power to give hope. anything else we look to in this world will disappoint, fail, or decay.