Having thought about the vicarious worship of Jesus, I've been reflecting on examples of vicarious hope in our marriage.
There have been a few times in our marriage where one of us has turned to the other and said something like this:
-- I really can't imagine a way forward here.
-- Oh but there is.
-- I don't see it.
-- I do. I promise I do.
The feeling of hope is not there. But it's enough to rest in the hope of another.
Sometimes Christian hope is like this. "Jesus, I don't see a bright future. But I know that you do. And that's enough for me right now."