Everybody has wished for something. Star light, star bright, the first star I see tonight; I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight. This is hoping not hope. When you did something as a child and your parents didn’t know. There was hope that you could get away with it. That was until your brother told them everything. Then your hope disappeared. It seems that hope is fragile. It appears and disappears with your circumstances. Knowing something that is true will bolster your hope. You look in this world for truth and it seems to be changing daily. To where you can’t rely on anything. It is a most unsettling predicament. You put your hope in something today and it changes tomorrow. It comes to the point where you don’t want to hope for anything. And that is a sad state of affair. You look at your life and it’s going into the dumpster and you can’t stop it. But you know there is help out there somewhere. If only you could find it. This is hope. By itself it can’t sustain you. It has to be added to something more powerful to create a lasting result. And this powerful thing is a free gift from God. It is called faith. You see, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not see. So, with God’s gift of faith and our hope, we can see and have a changed life, worth living.