Hope is a funny thing. Sometimes we hope for little things; sometimes big. Sometimes our hopes are for others and sometimes for ourselves. As Christians, we can know a certain hope that does not disappoint.
The ability to critically reflect is an important aspect of learning. At a basic level, we may use tools such as a PMI chart, but it is a deeper level of critical thinking that informs and shapes the future.
Things we consider certain can suddenly be whisked away. Our world is like a dune where the sand shifts and changes all the time but the Bible reminds us that in our shifting, sand dune world, God is the rock on which we can stand.