FPC Daily Advent Devotional // Tuesday, December 5
P A U S E
Optimism and hope are radically different attitudes. Optimism is the expectation that things - the weather, human relationships, the economy, the political situation, and so on - will get better. Hope is the trust that God will fulfill God's promises to us in a way that leads to true freedom. The optimist speaks about concrete changes in the future. The person of hope lives in the moment with the knowledge and trust that all of life is in good hands.
- Henri Nouwen
P O N D E R
Who do you know is a person of hope? What about that person's life reflects hope?
P R A Y
Holy God, you have given us great hope in the gift of your son Jesus Christ. Help us to live as people of hope as we go about your work in the world. Amen.