“Em, I am sad that the dragons are all gone.”
“Except you.” I threw my arms around my pet dragon’s neck.
“What if you had no family. Would you be sad?”
“Yes, of course I would be.”
“What do I look forward to then?” Drags wings drooped and he started to fade (something he did when he was afraid or in trouble.)
“Drag you and I must both look forward to tomorrow. There’s a word I should teach you. It’s HOPE.”
“What’s hope?” My dragon scrunched his eyes.
“Hope is something we look for in the darkest moment. It’s what helps us keep going.”
“I know there are many people right now who need some of that.”
“Yes, you are so right. So many people are lost, afraid, uncertain, sick. That can make you feel so alone.”
“I’m glad I’m not alone.” Drag spoke as his wings looked strong.
“So am I. Do you know the Bible tells us we are never alone.”
“The Bible says many things about hope:”
“If we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses…” Romans 8:25&26
“Drag we need to know the the Holy Spirit is always there even when we feel the most alone. We need to keep hoping for ourselves and for others.”
“Ok Em. I will because I have a wonderful friend like you.”
Even in the darkest days (and we have been through some), God promises that He is there. We need to hold onto His promises.
“I will never leave you or forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 is another verse to hold onto when we feel alone.