Early in the year 2007, as I write this, I wonder if this can be a year of hope. In a world
torn by war, maybe there is at least one string left to sound a note of hope. A British artist
by the name of George Frederic Watts, in 1885, painted a picture titled Hope. It
shows a lovely young lady seated on a small globe clutching a lute that has all broken
strings except for one. She is blindfolded, but is touching that one string. Her head is
bowed toward the string to catch any note. Therein is hope, that out of the darkness there
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“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.”(v. 26)
Hello dear children,
I am so glad to see you this morning. Know why? It's a time for worship. And more than that, I get to tell you good news. The good news from John's gospel today, is about a very special friend who is here with us today.
But first, how many of you have friends? (children respond)
Jenny was having fun. Her friend Martha had brought a graphical calculator into school. Martha had borrowed the calculator from her older brother, who used it for his advanced maths. He'd been off school for a week, so Martha had figured he wouldn't need his calculator for a while. She and Jenny had soon discovered a great bowling game hidden in the depths of the calculator, and Jenny, to her excitement had just reached level three.