My 12-year-old granddaughter was over for a visit the other day. We were finishing dinner when I noticed a new necklace she was wearing. It was a shiny gold key on a long gold colored chain. When I asked her about it, she said she and her mom had gone to a festival and she bought the necklace there. Then she showed me the letters stamped into the metal of the key: H O P E
She went on to explain that the necklace was designed to be shared. If she finds a friend who is struggling and has lost hope, then she will take the necklace off and offer it as a gift to the one who needs it, essentially offering them hope.
Similarly, following Jesus, we Christians know the glorious hope that he has freely given us. We may not wear a key around our necks but we have the key to hope through our relationship with Jesus. He has sent us out into the world to share that gift with others who are struggling and without such hope.
God open our eyes to those around us who have no hope and give us sensitive hearts to know how to share your love with them.