What HOPE Looks Like

Britty first came to Royal Family KIDS Camp as a small 7-year old who had already endured more hurt and hopelessness than most in a lifetime. But here she made friends, and found hope and healing. She continued to attend Camp, and later the Mentoring Program offered by the volunteers from her Nebraska Camp until she was 15. The programs meant so much to her! When asked to give a creative answer to the question, “What does hope look like?”, Britty painted this portrait of a small girl being embraced in the arms of Jesus. She worked on the painting for two months, and painted it all with her fingers (see picture above). Her essay tells why she thinks hope looks just like Jesus and His love. Thanks for making it possible for Britty, and so many like her, to find their eternal hope, and be able to express it in painting!

What does hope look like?
Comfort. Strength. Peace. Three things that everyone needs. These three things can bring you closer to Christ, and closer to personal inner happiness. When I think about hope, I think of a child, holding on so tight to a loved one, that you might say they are one. Psalm 119:49 (NLT) says, “Remember your promise to me; it is my only hope,” and I think Christ is truly my last hope. He doesn’t care what you look like, where you’re from, who you are, what you do, what you say, what color your skin is, or any of those superficial things. He cares about what’s in your HEART! To me, hope is loving my God as he loves me.  — Britty’s Personal Reflection

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