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Looking For Hope

Nov 1, 2022

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.

3 And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Genesis 1: 1-5

While my family was at the cabin on Lake Vermilion a few months ago we saw a beautiful display of the Milky Way Galaxy.  Seeing those billions of stars was inspiring and filled me with hope. Even though there is much turmoil here on earth, I believe the Love of God is as big as the heavens and we can be a people of hope.

There is a prevailing theme in Genesis that God brings order out of chaos. Throughout the book, the author impresses upon us over and over again that God desires to bring his goodness and love to a chaotic and evil world.

At the very start we see that the light God creates is good. In each of our lives we’ve seen the darkness this world has to offer. Remember though, that just as God created the light in the beginning, so his light radiates within you.

The question I leave for you is: Where have you seen the light of God recently?  What does the light of God mean to You? - Hope, Security, Happiness, Love… Hope, Beauty, and Love are there, so look for it. It will develop within you a grateful heart and mind, and bless you with peace.

                            Campus Pastor Lane Skoglund-Anderson