This year, as part of our advent blog series we’re featuring posts from a host of Forgotten Voices supporters around the theme of unexpected hope in unexpected places.
If you haven’t been following along, a number of truly inspiring stories about unexpected hope have been shared, such as the 17 widows who are sewing their way out of desperate situations, or the amazing efforts of an 8 year old girl who simply loves to read. Others have shared about the difficulties of finding hope in the face of hard times, and also the joy of gifting hope. Unexpected hope has been found through comparisons of movies like The Help and A Christmas Story, and also in more serious events like during the walk to a grave. We hope you’ve been encouraged by the stories that have been shared so far, and that you’ll continue to follow the series through its conclusion on Christmas day.
With all these inspiring stories of hope emerging out of the darkest corners of the world and our own lives, we’d love to hear from you! Have you witnessed hope this past year? Been surprised at how a seemingly hopeless situation was turned completely upside down? Heard of something that’s just worth sharing with others?
We invite you to post a comment below, sharing a story of hope to encourage other readers this Christmas season. I pray that the blog posts and comments shared throughout this advent series lift your spirit and touch your heart.
“Hope is one of the Theological virtues. This means that a continual looking forward to the eternal world is not (as some modern people think) a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is. If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.”― C.S. Lewis
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