Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hope now

"Everything rides on Hope now. Everything rides on Faith, somehow. When the world has broken me down, Your Love sets me free." -Hope Now, by Addison Road As I was watching The Bachelor last night, the bachelor, Jake, got down on one knee and proposed to the woman that he chose in the end. Moments earlier, he was shedding tears and saying good-bye to another woman that he said he loved and would never forget. I couldn't help but think how distorted his perceptions of true love were. Was it really fair to the woman that he proposed to that he had loved another just moments before? I certainly don't think so. To be quite honest, if that was The Mr. I would have said "no". Sadly, I watch that show week after week, hoping to see a glimpse of true love that I know doesn't necessarily exhibit itself in the fashion Jesus wants for us. We live in such a fallen world. A world that is missing true love. True love that only Jesus lived. After all, Jesus is love, God is Love. Jesus was the epitome of true love, sacrificing himself, taking all of my sins, your sins, just so we could live forever with Him. True love. The Bible teaches over and over again to "love thy neighbor as thyself." Mark 12: 30-31 says: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. Indeed, there are no other greater commandments than these. Put God first and your neighbor second, yourself last. Could you even imagine what our world would look like then? Amazing. The way God intended for it to be. Pure, Love. This broken world, with it's adultery, hatred, jealousy, and greed taken all away with the Love of Jesus. I am free from all of these things with Him. I am free of the burdens of this life. Praise God! But until, all of my friends, loved ones, people of the world come to know Him, I will hold onto Hope that keeps us perservering even through the most impossible situations. I will hold onto unabiding Faith that Jesus walked, and is still beside me today. I will most importantly hold onto Love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love


  1. What a beautiful post~ You are so right, of course, and this is a great reminder!
    ps: I am also hopelessly addicted to The Bachelor and kinda sick about how it all panned out.

  2. First, I love Addison Road and love that song. Second, I agree with the Batchelor. How can you really act that way over one girl and then propose to the next? Third, in this fallen world the only hope we have is in Jesus Christ. So many continue to search and search for something... but they will continue to be empty until they find Christ. Love your post!