A story of hope – Ezekiel 17, Part 5

This week we have been studying the parable of the Eagles and the Vine in Ezekiel 17. I described at an ancient parable to read when you have lost hope. Why? Because Ezekiel’s parable is a message to Israel that says, “Israel, though you have turned away from me, though you are in exile, thoughContinue reading “A story of hope – Ezekiel 17, Part 5”

When it seems like hope is lost, there is still hope! – Ezekiel 17, Part 4

Do you look around your life or around the world and wonder if things are going so badly, that there is no hope for a brighter tomorrow? If you feel something like that, you’re not alone. Many people experience the encroaching darkness in our lives, and we wonder. I wonder. Am I making a differenceContinue reading “When it seems like hope is lost, there is still hope! – Ezekiel 17, Part 4”

An ancient parable to read when it seems hope is lost – Ezekiel 17, Part 1

Have you ever had that feeling of being dead inside?  Lacking hope.  Lacking energy.  Blah.  Depressed.  Feeling like there must be more to life than this.  Looking around for answers and satisfaction, and maybe finding it temporarily in TV shows, social media, food, alcohol.  What do you use to ease the frustration of life?  MaybeContinue reading “An ancient parable to read when it seems hope is lost – Ezekiel 17, Part 1”

Have you ever lost hope? – Ezekiel 17, Preview

Have you ever lost hope? I paused after typing that question, thinking to myself, “Have I ever lost hope?”  There have certainly been difficult periods in life, and I know I have become very frustrated, very anxious, and very sad.  But I don’t know that I have lost hope, at least in the sense ofContinue reading “Have you ever lost hope? – Ezekiel 17, Preview”