The Hope Beyond

Memory Bears by Bonnie

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When death comes, there is often no celebration,
only sadness and a sense of loss.
All too often, death leaves a feeling of hopelessness and finality.
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Death is here
Sadness prevails
No smiles, only tears
When will the rain stop?
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The end is here
This is too soon
No laughter, only gloom
When will the rain stop?
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It’s over now,
What can I do
No hope, only doom
When will the rain stop?
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If ones hope does not go beyond this life, there is no hope.

I have found hope in the scriptures.
I have found the words of John 3:16 to be an eternal comfort.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish,
but have everlasting life.”

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Christmas Hope

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cropped-260.jpgLuke2:11-12

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

It is traditional this time of year to read the story of “a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” Familiar is the account of the birth of the Christ child.

I have heard the story of Mary and Joseph, the Wise Men and the Shepherds since early childhood. Each year, during Christmas, the story unfolds once more.

The Christmas holidays are a joyous time, but for some, they are a time of despair and hopelessness…more so than any other time of year.

It is my wish that this story of Christmas Hope can be real to all, not just a traditional story told each year and…

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