Hope is so important in our mortal lives. I emphasize mortal here because we know it will end. Therefore a hope of meaning to this life and hope of a life beyond these few frail years is needed to motivate us beyond selfishness.
Hope of forgiveness for our sins.
Hope of a Savior and God that loves us.
Hope of meaning beyond our career or the daily necessities of life.
Hope of a future with our family.
Hope of a change to be better than we currently are.
Hope of being loved forever.
Hope of seeing our children and their children again.
Hope of understanding beyond our current abilities.
Hope of healing physically, mentally and spiritually.
Hope that we can find our talents and that they can be used for good.
Hope of becoming something better than we are and as good as we are willing to become.
Hymn to Hope is beautiful instrumental song by Secret Garden. Secret Garden is Rolf Lovland on keyboards and Fionnuala Sherry on violin. (Click here to go to their website).
This first video is of Secret Garden preforming this song.
The second video is the music while visualizing art (I call it shrimp art).
In my imagination this music calls out hope to people, bringing hope to the hopeless and fortifying the hope of those whose portion is yet weak and small. To those whose hope is already strong it provides comfort and peace. Listen and see what you think.
Quotes on Hope:
Hope is the physician of each misery. ~Irish Proverb
Hope is patience with the lamp lit. ~Tertullian
Once you choose hope, anything's possible. ~Christopher Reeve
Genuine hope is urgently needed in order to be more loving even as the love of many waxes cold; more merciful, even when misunderstood or misrepresented; more holy, even as the world ripens in iniquity; more courteous and patient in a coarsening and curt world; and more full of heartfelt hope, even when other men’s hearts fail them. Whatever our particular furrow, we are to ‘plow in hope,’ without looking back or letting yesterday hold tomorrow hostage (1 Cor. 9:10).