it takes but one selfless person to give the world hope. to remind that there is something greater than ourselves for which to strive. to acknowledge our mortality.
we, as Christians, are called to reiterate to the cynical, broken, morally relativistic world in which we live that there is hope. the hope is not within ourselves, or within our creations, or within our successes, or within the materials for which we strive. the hope is in He who chose to be selfless, chose to obey the Father and take upon himself that which we would not bear.
Psalm 124:8 — Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 39:7 — And now, Lord, for what do I wait ? My hope is in You.
Psalm 146:5 — How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the LORD his God.
And therefore we persevere. We acknowledge our days on this earth as limited, but move forward as lights to this dark world. The darkness can be ever-present, and relativism… man, it’s impossible to evade. But neither is overwhelming, and both can be dispelled in the wake of hope.
Take heed, and take hope, in He who is our help.