Hope is a curious word, used as a synonym for many other things. But what is hope, exactly?
Today we commonly switch the word “hope” for wishing, daydreaming, or some other passive action. But the word is perhaps best explained by the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, where it is likened to a cord by which we tether ourselves. Without hope, we have nothing. But hope is more than a tether. It is an active, expectant waiting, the certainty of a promise that’s been made but not yet fulfilled.
Our hope lies in the creator God, who sent Jesus to redeem mankind from its marred state caused by rebellion against God. That hope promises an abundant life and restoration to what God created us to be. New Hope Chapel is named for the hope we have that all we be made new one day.
We welcome you home as we wait expectantly for that blessed hope together.
New Hope Chapel gathers on Sunday mornings at 10 am and Wednesdays at 6 pm. We are located at 804 Windsor Road in Arnold, Maryland.