Life Through the Lens: Where are the cars?

Missed it by that much: No cars stream down the South Eastern Freeway at White Hill, headed for Tailem Bend. Photo: Kevin Schrapel.
Missed it by that much: No cars stream down the South Eastern Freeway at White Hill, headed for Tailem Bend. Photo: Kevin Schrapel.

I had hopes for a great photo: cars streaming along the highway, heading for Tailem.

I missed the lot.

My fault – I didn’t get out of bed.

Two days later I sat on the bridge and couldn’t help but wonder.

It is amazing how hope can drive us.

Hope is good.

Hope can be a strong motivator (so long as you get out of bed).

In faith people bought tickets and drove from all around the country, hoping for a great day of racing, hoping their driver would win.

Then, with faith in their own vehicle, their own ability; with hope for safe travel, they headed home.

In faith the jobless, with hope, apply for their dream job.

Parents faithfully care for and love their children and hope they will have a happy life.

About 2000 years ago a follower of Jesus – he’s the one many believe is the son of God – wrote to some Hebrews about hope and faith.

He said “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”.

“Faithfully trust me and what I say,” Jesus faithfully teaches.

“Place your life’s hopes in the unseen, special, no-strings love I offer.

“Let me help you when your hopes take a battering, and faith in yourself starts to drift sideways.

“I never lose faith in you.

“No matter how sharp the bends of life, no matter how many times you get into the rough, I am not in the business of disqualifying.”

This can be your hope.

Keep the revs up!

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