If the story of Scripture is any indication, hope often begins in sorrow and rage, often withers in the wilderness of disappointed expectations. But it also pushes up through the cracks of despair when it has no earthly reason to do so. If hope springs eternal, perhaps it is because the eternal Spirit moves through our hearts, inviting us to plant our hopes in deeper soil.

Preached at Bethel CRC in Sioux Center, IA on August 12, 2018
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