"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all."
Sometimes things seem to go badly wrong, whether it's on the largest stages like world politics, war and starvation, or on the smaller but more immediate stages of our own lives. Christians believe that no matter how dark things get, God still has plans for us and for his world. The bible is full of stories of pain, failure and grief, as well as joy and victory; all human life is there.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.