It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:7 (CSB)
Every month of 2020, we’re featuring the Love Over All theme verse on the first Sunday of the month. We love everything about Love Over All (read more about it here) and can’t wait to share these amazing verses and ways to live them out with you!
August’s Theme is Love Hopes.
This time of year usually feels like ushering in a new beginning, often feeling like a second New Year. Most of us continue to live in the rhythm of a school-year schedule long after we graduate. As the pool-and-BBQs season slowly gives way to back-to-school season, there’s nothing like the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the newness of a blank notebook, and a fresh new planner.
But this year is different. Many of our kids aren’t returning to school as we knew it, either continuing distance learning at home or attending in person with new restrictions and protocols. Our fears are present and changing daily. There’s not much routine to welcome back, but more changes and stark differences than the normal we’re used to. Honestly, it can feel borderline hopeless.
Is there any hope in the air these days, as we continue to walk through the unchartered unknown?
The good news is that yes, indeed, there is. Hope is always in the air, because the newness that Jesus brings us in salvation and in even small daily moments is true hope. It’s the kind of hope that rises above circumstances. It’s the kind of hope that has confidence in the Giver of hope. Jesus. His love bears all, believes all, hopes all, endures all. And through that strengthening kind of love, we can too.
Even in the midst of unrest and unknown . . . Love Hopes.
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