The Many Rays of Hope – Henri Nouwen Society

How would you define hope?

Merriam Webster defines it "to cherish a desire with anticipation" … to "desire with expectation."

In the Bible, "hope" is used as the confident expectation of what God has promised.

In the Old Testament, 'qawa' may denote 'hope' as a sense of 'trust.' "God is worthy of our trust."

Qawa is translated into Greek as 'hupomeno' which means "to wait", " to be patient," or "to endure."

In the New Testament, Paul uses "hope" the most in his letters, as trials leading to hope. When we hope for something, we wait through patience.

What does 'hope' look like for you? Read today's selected devotional at the link below.

The Many Rays of Hope – Henri Nouwen Society

The Easter season is a time of hope. There still is fear, there still is a painful awareness of sinfulness, but thereā€¦read…read more


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