When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

31 Days of Hope - Day 11

Luke 11:9-10.  And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened".
Christopher Reeve once said, “Once you choose hope, anything's possible.” He said this from a wheel chair while a respirator that was enabling his body to breath.  To me, this man is an amazing example of hope.  He lived and died a hero for his commitment to hope and the cause of treating spinal cord injuries.  Christopher Reeve never gave up on his hope that paralysis from spinal cord injuries would one day be a thing of the past.  His hope lives on in his foundation which continues to fund research and treatment for those who suffer from spinal cord injuries.
Doctrine and Covenants 42:61 "If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things—that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal".
So, today, I want to write for a brief moment about what hope can mean in our lives and the blessing of passing on our hope to others. My hope comes from knowing that every time I knock, God answers.  He may not give me exactly what I want, when I want it, how I want it..... but He answers.  I continue to learn that His ways will truly bless me.  Part of life is to embrace the sad times, the painful times, all those seemingly hopeless and despairing times. Hope allows us to move on and rejoice in spite of our difficulties.    It allows us to stand with others who are in pain and sorrow and to help them through their trials.  Hope springs when we help to make things better in the world for each other.  Both for those we know as well as for those we don't know.    

Alma 7:24 And see that ye have faith, hope, and charity, and then ye will always abound in good works.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this very powerful post. I enjoyed your thoughts on Christopher Reeves. We do have great role models that have exhibited hope in their struggles. Thanks for the scriptures, also.