STOP AND THINK – Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. (Martin Luther, 16th century Reformation leader)

Many different factors motivate people to move ahead, to pursue a dream or a vision. But, no doubt, as Luther suggested, hope may be the greatest motivation of all. If we think the future is uncertain or that what we are pursuing can’t succeed—in other words, if we have no hope, our dreams will certainly fail. It’s a certain hope that keeps us seeking worthy goals.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope. (Romans 15:13)