So there were two HOPE stories that were shared with me! I have to write about here. They are two pictures of HOPE that made a difference in my life. Maybe they will in yours too!
One of the gifts of HOPE was this cross laying on the table. At first, I didn't know where it came from. But after the prayer time around the cabin, I came back up to the front to open the front door, it was resting in one of the front porch chairs. Instantly I remember Charlie Rayl saying, 'I'm making something for HOPE!" I knew this was it. You can't tell from the pic, but it's about 3-4 inches thick and stained with green. Charlie was watching me as I looked it over. He came to tell me that he got the wood from a house in Henryville, IN when he and a group of guys from Crossroads went to help "CONVOY OF HOPE" rebuild homes after the tornado there. So he said "I built this out of their hope, for your hope, for HOPE!"
So very cool!
I marveled that it was my 15 year old daughter, Leisha, that had taught me about hope in the first place. Now, just as we were getting ready to dedicate the cabin, another 15 year old girl that had found hope and now could give it away, was reminding me that I had been given hope to passing it on to others.
Thank you sweet girl! Both of you!
I've passed it on!
So now we are passing it on- to you!
What hope have you been given in your story?
Who is in your world you can pass hope to?