Wednesday, May 9, 2007

My Name

My name is HOPE. When I'm not working at my church office in the morning, I'm working at a computer help desk in the afternoon. Do you have any idea how often people crack jokes on my name? One to three times a day. That's five to fifteen times an average work week. It started to make me think...

The only reason it occurs as instantly funny and surprising is because they understand the meaning of the word hope. Hope is actually what they are looking for when they call. It is wishing, praying, hoping for something not found yet, but possibly... hopefully, available. How amazing it would be if we could fully understand the meaning of the word JESUS. So that, when He answers our call, we are overwhelmed with joy and laughter, knowing that His very name just solved our problem.

"You called in trouble, and I rescued you; I answered you in the hiding place of thunder." ~Psalm 81:7

3 comments:

melissa said...

I love that! Great perspective. :)

Miss you guys -

Sola said...

Hey, Hopeful, what do you mean people crack jokes about your name? What's to joke about?! I love you to bits and hopefully you love me too...

Hope Clark said...

I love you so much Sola! My life is so much better because of your wisdom and insight..not to mention your humor and friendship! Ha! I pray you are well today. :)

Thanks Melissa! I miss you... hopefully we can see you sometime this summer. :)