“I can see a light at the end of the tunnel, but it might be a train!”
How many of y’all have ever felt this way? How many of y’all are feeling this way about life in 2020 right now?
It could be very easy to assume that nothing is going to change. That “normal” will never be the same again. And when we start thinking this way, it becomes very easy to lose hope!
But we can’t.
We can’t live without hope.
Even in the face of grief or suffering or sickness or hardship. Even in the face of loneliness or discouragement or doubt.
By faith, we’ve got to cling to hope.
“Yes, pastor, but how?”
By remembering what we saw last week. We’ve got to pour our hearts out to the Lord in lament with hope. A hope based not on ourselves, but on the Lord’s own character and conduct.
With this hope in place, we can worship and move forward. We can begin telling those around us the reason for the hope that we have. And we can look forward to the Day when Jesus returns and puts an end to everything that currently attacks our hope.
This Sunday as we finish up Psalm 22, we’ll move from lamenting with hope to proclaiming with hope. I hope you can join us for English at 9:30 or Chinese at 11 using the Facebook livestream. You can find it by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/tcbcf/
As a reminder, we won’t be meeting in person again until August 2nd at the earliest. Hopefully things will be much better by then!
And finally, I wanted to let you know that I’ll be out on vacation for at least a week starting Sunday afternoon after church. If you have an emergency next week, please contact a church council member or your Sunday school teacher!
There is a light at the end of our tunnel. But it is not a train.
Keep hope alive this week!