Nelson Mandela

The news broke that Nelson Mandela, a man of dignity, courage, reconciliation and hope died at the age of 95.  As the world mourns his passing, it is also celebrating his legacy – one of hope.

I like this quote from Emily Dickerson, “Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.”

Nelson Mandela was a symbol of hope, a treasured hope for those caught in the web of despair and injustice.  He never gave up.   2 Corinthians 4: 6-8 (context) states, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”  President Mandela was, and will be for sometime to come, a treasured symbol of hope.

His life reminds us we too can demonstrate the amazing power God stored within us to give hope and light to a dying world.

RIP Nelson Mandela, and thank you.

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