The Red Oak was a restaurant located in rural Illinois, from what I’ve been told it was a real nice place; good food and service and all the rest. When I stopped by it was closed up and the locals said they were out of business.
What a shame…
There are many places just like this all over the country; hopes and dreams… gone. The economic situation is quite disappointing, to say the least. I hope that America is taking notice, and will remember on election day!
This is not a post about politics, however; it is a post about hope. The real question is where do we place our hope? The frequent visitor to this blog will note that this is a question I ask every so often here, but I don’t think it’s over done. In fact it’s a question we should ask ourselves every day: Where am I placing my hope? Is it in economics, politics, money? If these are where we place our hopes, we’re in trouble, for they aren’t coming through very well.
There is only one place for us to put our hopes and dreams, and that is in God’s hands. God is faithful, God is merciful, God cares about us and God can be relied upon no matter what else is going on; God is the One in whom we should rely.