Qavah, the Hebrew word for hope, is one of the central themes in all of Scripture. Ever since man’s turning away from God in the Garden of Eden, the crossing of boundaries on Mt. Hermon, and participating in the collective human pride at the tower of Babel, humanity knows in its bones that something is not right. Something is not right within us and something is not right with the world. If God created the world good, humans sure have complicated it.
While the situation appears hopeless, God has made a way where there seems to be no way. The Psalmist has it right in Psalm 130:5 when he states, “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I hope.” While the world places its trust in a variety of false hopes, the mature disciple looks back at promises of God and especially the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus in order to move forward through the challenges of this life. This year Madison Academy’s spiritual theme is Qavah: Waiting In Hopeful Expectation and we will learn what it means to Qavah in Jesus and to wait in hopeful expectation for Him to do in us and through us what only He can do.