When a person comes through the operating room, for whatever reason, elective surgery, injury, cancer, heart disease, the thing that keeps him going, his family going is hope.
Hope for a cure, for healing, for recovery.
Hope is something we all need as individuals. It doesn’t matter if a person believes in God or not. Without hope, a person will not be able to weather the storm of illness.
“But anyone still alive has hope; even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!” Ecclesiastes 9:4 NCV
And when a person doesn’t believe in God, I do. It’s my calling to believe enough for that individual, to encourage him to take heart, to convince him I have enough hope for him as I do for myself. Because I know God is good. I know all who belong to him will be saved by him. Even when the odds seem impossible. God saves people every single day.
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, sure and strong. It enters behind the curtain in the Most Holy Place in heaven” Hebrews 6:19 NCV
Jesus lives. And he loves you! Hope in him.