Hope for 2016
A note on volunteering
One of my favorite Christmas songs is “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It was written as a poem by a father of 6. Longfellow wrote it after his wife had passed, his son was suffering from war wounds, and he was observing the turmoil and injustice that surrounded.
And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said;
“For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.”
These words resonate with me as I consider all that is currently happening in our world; from across the ocean in Syria to my own city and its desperate people.
What I like most about this piece is the hope that is offered at the end. As I look towards 2016 and all that God has for us at Cup of Cool Water I cling to that hope. I know that as we build relationships with Spokane’s youth, Gods redeeming love will move and heal and “The Right will prevail”. As you think about your 2016, I hope that you include CCW in your thoughts and prayers. If you’d like to be a part of Gods work here at Cup of Cool Water, please attend our Winter training. It’s held at CCW on February 20th from 9am-5pm. The cost is $20. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.