Tag: Hope

The Anchor of Hope

The Anchor of Hope

Archive, Encouragment
A week ago today a tornado ripped through the heart of central Illinois leaving devastation and homelessness in its wake. But, like a tidal wave of hope, people, organizations, and communities gave of themselves to help those in need. In instances too numerous to mention people gave time, money, food, clothing, prayers, and hope. Central Illinois is not unique the same outpouring has been observed in the wake of many natural disasters. Like those other disasters, in a few weeks, a few months, the focus will turn to other things, other events, other heartaches.  The tidal wave of assistance will subside, and it will be up to each individual to put their life back together. That is when the real work begins, and hard choices must be made. It is the time when hope is tested. This test of h