This series acknowledges that there are times when we’ve blown it and we need hope—but it also shows us we are never beyond hope. There is a sure hope for us regardless of our past.
When we let hope in, we can move beyond the regrets and shame. But the truth is, awareness of our past doesn’t always come easy. What does come easy is our ability for denial. We can be quick to bury emotions that make us feel ashamed or uncomfortable.
To complicate matters further, there can be an attitude in the church that says once you’re a follower of Jesus; you at least need to act like you’ve got it all together. You have to pretend you are reading your Bible. You wear your mask. Put your best foot forward. Look happy. In reality, most of us are probably okay with just the appearances. But we need to understand that Jesus came to heal the broken and restore us to be the very people that God created us to be. That is why we need to Let Hope In.
Praying you will have open hearts and minds as the Holy Spirit speaks to you through this series.
Looking forward to seeing you Sunday.