Replaying the news scenes surrounding Sandy Hook in my head, thinking just when we begin to recover from one tragedy’s beating, another comes along to kick us in this side. My initial thought, “Is Hope Lost?” and I slow myself down and repeat the saying over… then over again. I’m like where does such a saying come from? In my readings and experience, Hope doesn’t ever get lost, but get’s subdued. When another affliction comes it just reburies my Hope, right after it (Hope) finally brought Life and Love from last time it got buried. I dwell on the fact that it’s buried and am like right there is the answer! It’s buried not gone, just need to Not forget about it and remember where it is! The Word of God explains that Hope that is already seen is even no Hope at all, but That if we Hope for what we don’t see, we eagerly wait for it’s fruition! When we deal with such misfortune it really opens my eyes and mind to think did The shooter talk to anyone? Was there another christian on his block that made an attempt to talk to him or offer friendship? Sometimes I forget how important and essential those things are in community. Now I take every opportunity I can to talk with others I cross paths with. 1 things for sure 2 for certain that Hope is contagious, Love is given to give, and the 2 of them are Life-changing. At any given moment I could be the bucket used to carry the water to the man that’s parched on the bench. It’s just being aware there’s Pain, Suffering, and Tribulation everywhere but that God will protect us and make all things work to the good for those who Love him! I listen to this music group called Lecrae and they said in a son “Yeh though I walk through the valley of the death yeh my hope still remains/ Rather dead or alive this is do or die when Christ is the gain/ So raise your torches up high, tonight we fight for the King”. The Word of God says we walk through the valley of death, there is no reason to fear danger cause God will protect us. So everyday, I wake up and go outside, walk through the valley of death, and I start watering the plants that think there’s No life left.