Introduction is about (within the northern hemisphere) within the season of the 12 months when days get shorter and dead nights get longer. Hope is a reminder and a promise that even when we don’t really feel very hopeful, even when our life feels as darkish because the lengthy nights, even when we can not see or think about a means ahead, we’re not alone. God is with us, even when we will’t see or really feel God. It’s typically at these instances of best want, after we can not see a means forward, that we uncover that God is with us, typically unnoticed by us till we glance again on that point. To stay within the religion that even within the darkest instances, God is there, nearer even than our breath, is the hope on the coronary heart of Christian religion and the hope we return to every Introduction.