Song: Psalm 42:5,7
据外媒报道，巴西男子伊尔埃努(Irineu Cruz)是一名铁杆球迷。这位有13个儿子的父亲，表达对足球热爱的方式十分直白——13个儿子，全部以著名南美球星的名字命名。不过，因为生儿子生得有些“审美疲劳”，伊尔埃努和妻子现在迫切的希望生一个女儿。 据报道，40岁的伊尔埃努一家15口任，住在巴西巴伊亚州康塞桑-杜科伊特镇。将近20年来，伊尔埃努和妻子接连生了13个儿子，他们最大的儿子18岁，最小的儿子只有一个月大。 而作为“足球王国”的球迷，伊尔埃努全部用南美球星的名字给儿子们起了名字，而且这些名字的拼写都是R开头，例如罗纳尔迪尼奥(Ronaldinho)、罗比尼奥(Robinho)、里瓦尔多(Rivaldo)，最小的儿子则被命名为罗纳尔多(Ronaldo)。 伊尔埃努希望，儿子们能够有人“人如其名”，成为足球运动员。 而伊尔埃努的妻子席尔瓦则表示，希望自己能再生一个女儿。她说，她和丈夫本来希望第13胎是女儿，结果生下来又是男孩，而她也很想亲自给女儿选名字，这样就能给丈夫罚一张“红牌”了。
Sven Goran Eriksson
“For in this hope we were saved.But hope that is seen is no hope at all.”（Romans 8：24)
In Romans 8, the apostle Paul contrasts the "present suffering"with "the glory that will be revealed in us."Because of sin, everything is subject to frustration, but believers hope in liberation and freedom through Christ.
Christian hope does not save us; we are saved by faith, through grace. But Christian faith always has a strong component of hope. Faith and hope go together, and we should be keenly aware of what this hope means.
In the world, hope is an uncertain expectation.We may say," I hope l pass that exam or get that job," but there is a strong possibility that we will not. In the Christian life, however, hope is a sure expectation that something will indeed come to pass. Hope is forward-looking, knowing that God will fulfill his promises. In Romans 5:5, Paul writes, "And hope does not disappoint us...”
We all wait eagerly for Christ to return and for liberation from our bondage to decay. We do not necessarily see that things are headed in this direction; sometimes, we think we see the opposite. "But hope that is seen is no hope at all," says Paul. We hope in the unseen because the Holy Spirit testifies that all God's promises will be fulfilled.
Christian hope may sometimes be severely shaken, but it can never be shattered if it is focused on Christ. In this hope, we are saved.
Question: What is the difference between worldly hope and Christian hope?
5,埃里克松Sven Goran Eriksson