You know what I’m thankful for this year? I’m thankful for hope!
What if you lived life, day in and day out, with no hope? No possibility that life could get better? No sense that you could get through the hard times? No potential to meet those you love in another life? That would make me miserable!
I’ve heard some pretty compelling arguments not to believe in God. I have listened to folks who can quite logically explain that this world could have easily been created simply through science. There are those who are fast to point out inconsistencies in the bible adding evidence to their “There is no God” case. I can see their side. I see inconsistencies as well. I have a lot of questions too.
But man, I have hope! And I can guarantee you this, it’s a much better way to live.
I can picture heaven. I fully plan on seeing Lisa again, and my buddy Trey, and my friend Brenda, and grandparents for days! I sort of get excited when I think about it! Maybe when my demise seems a little closer I’ll sing a different tune, but for now, I’m not scared to die. I got stuff to do on the other side – so many stories to share. They aren’t gonna believe I wrote a book!
I have hope for a good, long, happy life with good friends, grandkids, and close connections with my daughters.
Sometimes I’m scared or uneasy, fearful of the future or worried about some stupid little problem. But overall, I have hope and faith that in the long haul, it’ll all be alright.
The opposite of hope is doubt. It’s pretty clear which is the better alternative!