Dash of Hope

“Surely God is my help; the Lord is the One who sustains me.”  Psalm 54:4


Six young men were slated to compete against one another in Seattle, Washington. The event was the hundred-yard dash. The men lined up, waited for the starting gun and took off in a sprint. About halfway down the track the man in front stumbled and fell, skinning his hands and knees. The other five men stopped and helped him up. After they brushed him off they decided to finish the race together, holding hands. None of the judges could tell who won the blue ribbon; none of them could see through their tears. No one in the stands that day would ever forget this demonstration of compassion. As the race ended the crowd stood and cheered for 10 minutes. These young men were competing in the Special Olympics; and they showed that they cared more for a hurting friend than for winning a race.

We are to have the same attitude to those who may be hurting in life. We need to stop and help,  not proceed with everyday life in hypocritical indifference.  People did not go unnoticed by our Lord.

God does not forget you. God is not indifferent to your pain. There is always a dash of hope given by God to those who hurt.  God is a God of hope.  Let Him create hope in your heart today. Then share the dash of hope with others.