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  • Writer's pictureBishop Mesrop Parsamyan

The Torch of Hope

Life has its way of bringing night into our lives. These are the times when challenges seem too big, when the burdens feel too heavy, and when the path ahead seems lost in darkness. But here's the beautiful truth that St. Gregory of Narek is sharing with us: "When there is the torch of your hope, even the night is dawn for me." Hope is like a torch, a divine light given to us by God that can turn the darkest night into the light of dawn.

Think about it. The night is only temporary. The dawn is inevitable. Similarly, our struggles and challenges are temporary. But the hope we have in God, the faith we place in His plans for us, that's the light that leads us to a new dawn, a new beginning. When the torch of hope is in our hands, no matter how dark the night, it illuminates our path, warming our hearts, reminding us that God is with us, guiding us towards a new day filled with His blessings and grace.

Remember, it's not just about waiting for the dawn; it's about walking in the night with the torch of hope in your hands. It's about trusting that with God, even in the midst of darkness, you are moving towards a beautiful dawn. This dawn represents the fulfillment of divine promises, the blossoming of new beginnings, and the assurance that our trials and tribulations have not been in vain.

So, let's carry the torch of hope high and let it be the assurance of God's presence in our lives. Let's spread its light to those around us who might be walking in their night, uncertain of the dawn. Let's be the bearers of hope, the bringers of dawn, in a world that so desperately needs it.

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