Spark of Hope #49 – It was a particularly stressful week before my July 4th departure for this veterans symposium. Between my presentation being accidentally erased to a family member being hospitalized, I was seriously beginning to doubt my coming here. Then during my usual respite of lap swimming, I suddenly noticed a visitor outside my back door. There affixed to the glass was a praying mantis. Like a whisper in my heart, I suddenly felt peace about the things I couldn’t control. I had a peace that God was firmly in my circumstances. I had a peace about being here amongst our wounded warriors. As fragile as a praying mantis might look, it appeared as a tremendous symbol of strength to me. I packed my bags with a renewed sense of HOPE—believing that Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday!
“My grace is sufficient to you for my power is made perfect in weakness…” 2 Corinthians 12:9
Hope is like a spark; if the conditions are right, it can spread like wildfire. Hope feeds the soul, ignites passion, and inspires others. A world without it is like a world without possibility. Tucked inside each of us is a child-like spark that says: never forget to dream, play and imagine. HOPE is the extraordinary spark that says Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday!