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Hope

Hope. It’s what drives me to keep doing things that I don’t enjoy.  The hope that one day it will be better, be over, be finished, be [insert word here].  Hope is what helps me on a Monday morning after what seems like dozens of volunteers didn’t show up for a Sunday morning.  Hope is what encourages me when I think of all that could be done, but see how much further there is yet to go.  Hope carries me through when I remember how totally unequipped I am for what my own dreams are.  Hope is Monday Morning.

This new day, that starts a new week, that starts a new year is dripping with Hope.  This day is completely saturated in Hope, and nothing can hold it back.  No matter the circumstances or situations you find yourself in…today is a hopeful day.

Psalm 71:14 But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.

2 Comments

  1. Todd Ruth · January 3, 2011

    Great reminder that we do have hope each day.