Once, while Winston Churchill was prime minister in Britain, a young Billy Graham was called into 10 Downing Street to meet him. In rather gruff tones Churchill asked him, “Young man, do you have any hope for the human race?” Graham outlined from the Bible his basis of hope. I will do the same.
A great European theologian said what oxygen is to the lungs, hope is to the human soul. Hopelessness is terrible because people cannot live without hope. A famous writer, A. J. Cronin, said, “When you stop hoping, you are on the vestibule of hell, for there is no hope there.”