‘When you have hope, you keep going’

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Last night, I found myself watching America’s Got Talent, a reality show that gives $1 million to the person deemed to have the best act. Feel free to judge my television taste. I would fully understand.

The show is filled with a variety of auditions from singers to dancers to jugglers to magicians. You’re never sure who is going to turn up next. You’ll never know what surprise is around the corner.

But even knowing that, I didn’t expect what happened. A lady from Houston stepped on to the stage and gave a beautiful operatic performance. It was wonderful. That was a pleasant enough surprise, but then she shared something that I believes applies to Texas Hope 2010 as well.

She shared that she was a cancer survivor, and that singing helped lift her spirits, give her hope. “When you have hope, you keep going,” she said.

As we look to share the hope of Christ with the entire state by Easter 2010, it seems to me that her words are all the more appropriate. There are people across the state looking for hope, looking for a reason to carry on through their daily struggles. As we set out about our lives today, let us spur folks on by sharing with them the hope of Christ, which provides hope for today and hope for eternity. 

1 Peter 1:3 reads: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

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