Thank you for the gift of hope. It is this wondrous thing you have placed inside us to guide our hearts even when the world around us seems to be devoid of any true hope. In the midst of thunderstorms and disasters in the world outside as well as the one inside, you have blessed us with hope, so that we might look forward to tomorrow. Even in the midst of our sin, we have hope because you have redeemed us, called us by name, claimed us as your own. You are the light of the world, and we are always moving towards that light with hope upon our lips and buried deep within our soul, burning inside to help illumine the way for us to walk.