There is an Old Testament Proverb that says,

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick,

But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12)

For Christians, Easter Sunday is a celebration that hope has come.

Hope is here, right now and you can receive it if you want.

Inevitably, as human beings, we all come to a fork in the road in one way or another. For some of us, it can happen several times.

It is very often the case that one way is not necessarily better than the other.

But it is different and what follows will be different.

Other times, it is more obvious and the consequences of going one way or the other will be stark in their contrast – especially over a given period of time.

On this particular Easter Sunday – regardless of what you believe or don’t believe – why not choose to have hope.

If you don’t think you have hope, then do all that you can to find it.

And if you don’t where to find it, think about some people in your world and ask them.

And if you can’t think of any people in your world who can point you in the direction of hope, then ask me and I will gladly help you find it.

This is not a time to be without hope.

The slippery slope upon which despair loves to dwell is oiled more than ever before and can oh so easily take you off to a place you would not ordinarily choose.

This could be another one of those forks in the road.

Embrace hope and don’t let go until the true desire of your heart has come and that tree of life has been planted right next to you.


Paul Hatcher

I am at heart, a communicator. I love to use words, whether written or spoken and maximise those words to hopefully, bring some encouragement - literally, to put courage into the hearts & minds of those who read or hear them. In my work as an executive coach, speaker, workshop facilitator, I love also to listen...deeply, and then respond with some encouragement.