Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Cup of Hope

Hope. It sometimes sounds like a weak word. I hope...fill in the blank for what you wish would happen. Hope is actually an action verb. It demands activity. "Hope" means to wait expectantly. With your hands and heart open, ready for action.

"For surely I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

That is a promise from God. He has plans for us to give us hope. Sometimes He uses us to give others hope.

Hope. Tumaini: Swahili for hope. Children beyond number are hoping (there's that word again: waiting expectantly, with hands and hearts open) that help is in their future. My friend Chris has put feet to this hope. Her tea company, Christiani-tea, is donating part of the proceeds to Manna Worldwide, an agency committed to providing Hope. Tumaini. Check it out. Sit back, sip some hot tea, and know that you are making a difference.

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