Another Year

Here we are on September 11, 2014.  Many seasons have come and gone since the day our nation was hit with an unforgettable attack.

The seasons come and go and life goes on for most of us.  But you cannot erase totally the memories of days that broke hearts and minds and lives.

I still vividly remember the day our President Kennedy was assassinated.  These tragedies impact us humans in deep ways.  And we all have different experiences.  Some were involved first hand in the September eleven attacks.  Some knew someone who……..  Some were detached because of their own personal hard times at that moment.  Some were in a foreign land when their homeland was attacked.

No matter where you were or what you were doing, it still affected you.  Simply because it affected our nation; the world.

Hope seems to be trending right now.  I really do hope it continues that way.  But Hope, true hope, is not a wish for something.  I hope for ice cream some days. I hope for good weather and great health.  But those are more wishes. Nothing wrong with wishes.  I have many of those.

Hope has to be deeper or when times come that require a saving, a need for a lifeline, a wish just isn’t enough.

This day, as many of you reflect loss and tragedy or current disasters and upheavals, take time to reflect on what Hope really is.  Where does your Hope lie?  Is it anchored to a source that will truly save you – get you through the tough and heart breaking times – anchored to a lifeline that cannot be broken?

True Hope is a promise……

Hebrews 6:19The Message (MSG)

18-20 We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up his permanent post as high priest for us, in the order of Melchizedek.

My prayers are for our nation and for our world that we find true Hope.  That we remember those that are hurting and those that are facing great hardships.

HOPE
HOPE

cate b

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7 Replies to “Another Year”

  1. what a beautiful post my friend…you covered it all…and finished up with the best…HOPE…thank goodness there’s hope for the hopeless…and i pray that hope fills many hearts today to bring them to that Hope… have a beautiful day… 🙂

  2. Cate, you’ll never know how deep this reached into me today. For whatever reason, I’ve been sitting over here thinking of my mother and thinking I just wouldn’t know what to do without her. I’ve been thinking that there will come a time when I’ll have to walk the rest of my road without her and I just don’t know how I’ll do that without her there pushing, prodding, sharing and glorying in my achievements and despairs. You’re right….hope goes alot deeper. I wish she could be here with me forever, but I know that even when she goes ahead of me on this journey beyond life, she’ll only be waiting and I will still be anchored. Thank you.

    1. You are so welcome. And I KNOW you can do it when the time comes.
      My experience has been that the things I think I could never do – I can when it comes. Our biggest obstacles tend to be our apprehensions and fears a head of time.
      God’s grace is amazing and does run deep and strong when the time comes.

      cate

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