Protest: Get even. Get loud. Be proud. Live loosely. After all, it is YOUR body, YOUR choice, and YOUR life. This is the message that the world brings today. The sad reality is that many join this crowd that is filled with hatred, unrest, and pride. Thankfully, not all the millennials are spreading this message. As a millennial myself, I have good news: There is Hope.

I want to share a conversation I recently had with a millennial friend of mine:

Friend: What is one of your favorite sayings? Or what is a word that encourages you?

Me: “The best is yet to come.”

Me: Just one word that encourages me?

Me: Hope.

Before you put our generation in a box that is characterized with lawlessness, wickedness, and fear, please remember that many of us still have HOPE! Our hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ. I love this song that Pastor Edward Mote wrote:

On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name
On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

“And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.”- Psalm 39:7

Where is your hope today?


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Charlene Ilan, GSBC Professor

Miss Charlene Ilan and her family have been faithful members of NVBC for over a decade. She is an alumna of North Valley Baptist Schools and Golden State Baptist College and now teaches at GSBC in the English and Music Departments.