Having thought last week about the vicarious worship of Jesus, I’ve been reflecting on examples of vicarious hope in our marriage.
There have been a few times in our marriage where one of us has turned to the other and said something like this:
— I really can’t imagine a way forward here.
— Oh but there is.
— I don’t see it.
— I do. I promise I do.
The feeling of hope is not there. But it’s enough to rest in the hope of another.
Sometimes Christian hope is like this. “Jesus, I don’t see a bright future. But I know that you do. And that’s enough for me right now.”