Hope in an Upside-Down World

Shortly after the end of WW2, when people were trying to make sense of the war’s massive destruction of life and property, Billy Graham and some of his associates were granted an interview with Britain’s famous statesman, Sir Winston Churchill.  Churchill had captured the hearts of the British people with his impassioned speeches, especially during the German bombing of Britain.  Perhaps one his most famous speech was given to the boys at Harrow, his old school, on October 29, 1941, – inordinately short, incredibly compelling and intensely memorable and contained these words – “never give in, never give in…in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in.” As Churchill sat that day with Graham and his associates, he asked this upfront compelling question, “Gentlemen, Is there any hope!!”  It is a question that many are asking in these troubling times.

In a war today against an enemy that cannot be seen, that is global in its scope, and without regard to any persons, COVID–19 has captured the attention of the world. It is taxing our medical resources, changing the way we do community, isolating the lonely and critically ill, and adversely affecting the masses financially. As we grapple with the uncertainties of life brought on by this pandemic, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and even hopeless.  As we pray for the protection of our children and grandchildren from this deadly virus, let us not forget a far greater unseen battle that has been raging since the beginning of time – the engagement of the evil one and all his followers to capture not only our hearts but the hearts of our children and grandchildren as well. (Eph. 6:10-12, I Peter 4:8)  

Many grandparents feel isolated and alone in the battle to share a lasting legacy of faith with their children and grandchildren.  “Is there any hope” is a question that is being asked by many?  Where can I find hope?  Paul teaches us that hope is found in the middle of faith and love – “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love…” (1 Cor 13:13) In the middle of our faith in Christ and the love we have for Him is hope.  “Now this hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:5

During this unprecedented time of challenge, CGNC is dedicated to awakening hope in the hearts of grandparents so that we might leave the certainty of hope found in the gospel of Christ for the generations that follow.  Be hope-filled! Join the movement of Christian grandparents committed to intentionally sharing this message of hope with the next generations.

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  1. These are the most challenging times of our generation. May God use these times of adversity to draw people to Himself with the hope of everlasting life.

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