A picture of peace sign

Spark up Hope…

By Katherine White

I heard a song on the radio the other day, “Heaven is God’s Throne” by the Luckett Brothers. Immediately, I grabbed a pen and began to contemplate the meaning behind this song.

Love is splendor, even though all we can see now in the world is disheartening. There is more, this world is not it. Earth has been destined to perish, but Heaven is eternal. Through the pain, we must hold on to the hope that love is real and will win in the end.

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matthew 5:11-12)

Love is not encouraged much here on earth, in fact, often times those who choose to love are targeted by hate. Society has warped in many ways that extend far from God’s intention. This world has distanced and desensitized its people from the notion of love. The world is run by evil, but this universe is run by God.

Live in the peace that goes beyond earthly understanding from this acceptance. God is too great to comprehend, so we just trust in His name. It sounds so simple, right? Then there are the overwhelming, ever-present, and overtaking evils that use all of the earthly power they can to distract you from God and the truth.

When we hold onto the hope of God rather than hope for this perishable world, we inherit real richness. Man will always disappoint you and leave your heart empty, but God will never forsake you!

Hope is a battle here on earth. Hope is trying to be stolen from hearts everywhere with every bad piece of news in the media. Look to God instead. Know your heart is only safe resting in His promises.

When the world tries to tell you He is not there, realize what the world has to offer predominantly- negativity and lies. Living for God means standing apart from the majority, it means knowing something much different in your heart and hope is the holding on to that.

Be strong and have the courage to put your hope in God instead of this world. Doing this defies what the world wants from you and what is generally accepted. When everything surrounding you physically wants you to fall, God’s strength is an incomparable force against this world- rely on it and have hope!