Hope – World Mental Health Day

On World Mental Health Day – just a reminder that there is always hope. This piece of art was on digital display in the public library in Oslo last week. I think it looks like a piece of cross-stitching with the messy underside unusually visible. Which is the way I think I’ve experienced hope throughout my life – the brighter days ahead, the breaking-in of Jesus’ beautiful kingdom on earth, the promise of being with loving God in heaven, are all mixed with the unruly workings of today like a difficult maths calculation. If you sometimes find yourself focusing on the straggly threads for a bit too long, remember that hope is on the other side; in fact, it’s been intricately woven into the mess all along.

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