As I write (Friday morning) the weather forecast is for rain! It is a hopeful feeling. Humans need hope. It is oxygen of the soul. In the face of a bleak prophesy re. his nation, young King Josiah still hoped. He knew the mercy of God. He knew that God had heard his cry for repentance. So, he hoped for others! He reached out to them to lead them to find hope too. It is an inspiring story! Do you have hope this morning? (Look at the nation, look at the church, at your own heart. Then look to God. Do you?) Do you believe that God’s promise and preference is to show mercy to those who return to Him? Are you praying and reaching out to others to show them the path to safety? “Three things remain; faith, HOPE, and love” (1 Corinthians 13) I will look for you tomorrow at church. It looks like it is going to be a great day!