Faith, hope and love are described by the apostle Paul as the three qualities that last forever. In my experience, we hear a lot about faith and love, but some how the quality of hope doesn't seem to get as much attention. Still, Peter tells us that hope is an essential aspect of our new life in Christ. He says it in these words, "You have been born again to a living hope..." (1 Peter 1:3). Psychologists and Social Scientists tell us that as long as people have hope they will continue to: fight, move forward, and hold on. It is when people loose hope that they tend to give up and give in to the destructive situations and challenges they face. I think that in the face of the covid-19 virus crisis, this is a time, especially, when people need to hold on to hope. I would like to share two examples of what I mean...
Dr. Allen Schneider is a United Methodist pastor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist presently serving the Sapulpa and greater Tulsa communities.