In the month of October I will be linking up with other writers on Five Minute Friday for thirty-one days. Each day I will write about one word for five minutes. Here goes…

Hope is a tall order. We’ve all lost hope a time or two.

Last night I watched an episode of “Call the Midwife.” A young Irish family moved to England to open a brand new shop. They had two children and the wife was expecting a baby.

The day they arrived, the husband went out to find some food and was killed in a car accident. Not long after, the widowed woman gave birth to not one, but two babies. Then one night as they were sleeping, the shop caught fire, with the family upstairs. Two midwives passing by, saw the smoke rescued them all. 

How could the widow not lose hope? How would they survive?


Fred Buckle who befriended the newcomers gathered men to rebuild the inside of the shop. It was volunteer work and free supplies. This is community-giving hope.

This is a wonderful example of love like Christ. First seeing a need and then working quickly to help meet the need. 

This gives a sense of satisfaction for the giver. We should not ever wonder why it feels good to give to others. This is what we were made to do.

Psalm 42:5

“Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence.”


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