For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?
Hope . . .
A simple word that packs a powerful punch.
Right up there with "love".
Generates expectation. Longing. Promise. Faith.
From the smallest want to the grandest.
I hope . . . You hope . . . We hope . . .
For the sun to come out. No traffic. To be on time. To get well. A job promotion. Successful marriage. Better times.
And, we hope not just for ourselves, but for those we love.
I hope . . . You hope . . . We hope . . . that they . . .
Have sunny days while on vacation. Safe travel. Make their flight. Don't get hurt. Land that position. Have a blessed relationship. Get through the rough times.
When we hope, we soar on the wings of anticipation. Desire enthralls our hearts.
We fly freely toward the dream. The goal. The aspiration.
In hope, we keep going. Keep moving forward.
We hope because we are human.
We are human because we hope.
We hope in faith.
And, in faith, we find hope.
What are you hoping for today?
Will you pray with me?
Thank You, Father, for fulfilling our hope of salvation by sending Your Son, Jesus, to die for us and for our sins. It is in hope we await His coming again in glory. Amen.
Psalms 66, 67 or 19, 46
Sunday, March 18, 2012
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