I marvel that this image was captured by a tiny lense in my smartphone.
I have hope that the main focus of church will no longer be what God can do for me, but that I can enlist as a follower of a King, who is engaged in a campaign to do something for the whole of creation.
I have hope that we will realize that glorifying that King is actually a worthy thing because the King is kind and good and is not a petty tyrant who will cruelly punish his enemies forever.
I have hope that man will continue to work in the direction of judging a man by the content of his character and not by the color of his skin, or even the creed he or she currently espouses for one reason or another, usually because they inherited that creed from their parents or culture.
I have hope that I will live long enough for people to say he lived long enough.
I have hope that if I do not live long enough that I will live past the "fear of death" which I am learning, is the fuel for our foolish selfish strivings and our needs to have more stuff and to love people less.
I have hope that when this beautiful spring quickly yields to another oppressively hot Arizona summer, that I will cherish springtime in my soul, resurrection in my daily walk, aonian life in every thought, and God's love in every day.