Hope is the first word of Advent. (Advent is the season right before Christmas.) It’s never seemed more appropriate than in 2020.
We are given no miraculous signs;
No prophets are left,
And none of us knows how long
This will be.
“He will judge between the nations
And will settle disputes for many peoples
They will beat their swords into plowshares
And their spears into pruning hooks.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
But we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
When the LORD brought back the captives of Zion,
We were like people who dreamed.
Our mouths were filled with laughter
Our tongues with songs of joy.