Three Things About One Word

At the end of my first Compassion Blog, I spoke of Hope.  Is hope the word I want to write about?  My mind goes to the well-known Bible verse about hope and love…1 Corinthians 13:13  “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”  Love is the greatest, but I keep coming back to hope.


Hope.  A short word that packs a meaning of promise and expectation. 

Hope.  It has the flavor of optimism, dreams and future prospects. 

Hope.  When life is hard, when you have nothing, when things couldn’t get worse, that is the place we meet Hope.  She is the light in the darkness, the belief in the promise.


One of the most wonderful qualities in our Compassion children is the ability to hope in some awful circumstances.  They have hope and joy and faith even when there is no visible reason to hold on and believe. 

Image   Look at Kaloi from Kenya.  What a smile!  You can see the joy!  He’s been waiting over 180 days for a sponsor, yet still smiles!  Hope.


Another beautiful face full of hope.  Natalia from El Salvador has been waiting over 300 days!  Do you notice the smile?  The hope?


Will you be one to fulfill the hope of sponsorship for a child?  When you sponsor, the child receives, but you do, too.  You are given hope.  Hope that one person CAN make a difference.  Hope that you matter.  Hope that the world can change with one small act.  Hope.



5 thoughts on “Three Things About One Word

  1. I loved this post! I’m struggling with this assignment, because I cannot seem to find a word that sticks or resonates with me. Maybe I’ll just write some ideas down and write about them, picking what I like the most. 🙂

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