Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13, NKJV
The movie Shawshank Redemption ends with Red meeting Andy on a beach in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Morgan Freeman concludes his classic narration, “I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.”
Have you ever been imprisoned by your doubts, fears, or failures? Like Red, does your soul long for a new land, an old friend, and a glorious view? If you are a Christian, one day you will “make it across the border” into heaven, greet your Best Friend face to face, and gaze upon colors more beautiful than those in your dreams. May you abound in hope today.