For a long while, we are dropped into the depths of despair,
a tragedy of intense proportions. In the darkness we
struggle with difficult and often very confusing feelings.
As Christians we often feel guilty about these feelings.
All are true human emotions,
and necessary in enabling us to cope.

God understands our pain and our suffering.
He will wrap his loving arms around us,
He will be there when no one else can.

After a time we begin to feel his presence.
You can see a faint light in the distance.

This is the light of HOPE.

Moving toward the light -The Holy Spirit takes us by
the hand and helps us  to move even closer to the light.
The light of the Lord that shines into each of  our lives.
Here in The Lords loving presence our souls and our
wounds begin to heal. God has a plan for us and we can
rest assured that we have been called here for a purpose.
Our job is not yet finished. We must continue to move forward.

We might not understand the sequence of events in our lives.
We might not understand the meaning of our suffering.
But we have not lost everything , we are not alone.

We will always have HOPE.

Let us always remember that Hope was born.
His name is Jesus.

And Hope does live on.
May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong.

Chief Dan George
"Hope Has a Place"
Music and lyrics Enya
When you feel like you're at the end of your rope
And you feel like your life is slowly sinking,
Reach out to Jesus, for He is
Your last and only ray of hope.
One look at love and you may see,
it weaves a web over mystery.
All raveled treads can rend apart,
for hope has a place in a lovers heart,
hope has a place in a lovers heart.

Whispering words, a sigh of sighs,
the ebb and the flow of the ocean tides.
One breath, one word, may end or may start,
a hope in a place of a lovers heart,
hope has a place in a lovers heart.

Look to love, and you may dream.
and if it should leave then give it wings.
But if such a love is meant to be,
Hope is home and the heart is free.

Under the heavens, we journey far.
On roads of life, we're the wonderers.
So let love rise, so let love depart,
let hope have a place in the lovers heart,
hope has a place in a lovers heart.

Look to love, and you may dream.
and if it should leave then give it wings.
But if such a love is meant to be,
hope is home and the heart is free.

Hope is home and the heart is free