My friend Sara has the special gift of looking at life through the lenses of God’s Word—and seeing magic. So glad she took time to encourage us to have hope as we rest in the Maker of all creation. A timely reminder as we anticipate Christmas and the birth of our Savior.
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I catch myself using the word hope a lot. But, I’m not always using it well. I’m thinking, “I hope I can fit my jam-packed to-do list into today.” Or I’m saying, “I hope my son sleeps through the night.” According to the dictionary, I’ve got it just about right. Merriam-Webster.com says hope is “to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true.” (Yes to a good night of sleep!)
But isn’t there something more?
The Bible has a lot to say about hope. While enjoying this research on the word hope, I appreciated the reminder that “in the Old Testament hope is linked with ‘putting confidence in’ or ‘taking refuge in.’” It certainly is wanting something to happen and believing it can be true, but it’s also believing in the power of the One who created it all. I love this – “Hope is the proper response to the promises of God.” Continue reading