This May, the Church of Singapore will be coming together for the Celebration of Hope, a three-day festival that aims to share the good news of hope to everyone. I started to ask myself what hope really is, and this thought came to mind. Hope doesn’t mean that everything will go “happily ever after”.
Hope means that there is more. When you think you’ve got everything you’ll ever need and have no need for anything else, hope says that there is more in God. When you have absolutely nothing and everything you’ve ever had has been taken from you, hope says that there is more in God.
Whether we’re on the highest peaks or going through the darkest valleys, we all need hope. In the book of Ecclesiastes, the teacher writes that everything is meaningless in life. We all feel that way sometimes, when it seems like life has reached the point where everything becomes meaningless, and therefore hopeless. But today, I want you to know that there is more and there is hope.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
- Deputy Senior Pastor Daniel Khong