Hope has been on my heart a lot lately, and how it changes perspective. Weeds become beautiful reeds of promise when you look at them through the lens of hope. Spring comes, but only through and because of the dead of winter. Winter provides hope for spring.
This week I was studying in 1 Peter with one of my girls, and it hit me again that we are birthed into a living hope!
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (1 Peter 1:3)
What does it mean to you that you have been given a living hope?
To me it means that my hope is not dead, that it moves and grows. And that it needs to be fed. Feeding hope. How does one do that? I think part of the answer lies in Psalm 130:5
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
To feed hope we sometimes have to wait for it. It takes time to cook a meal for us to eat, and sometimes we have to wait for hope in the same way. Hope takes preparation, and a heart that is ready for it. Hope always comes because hope is the Lord. When our hope is in Him, and in His word, our hope grows and is fed because there is always more of the Lord! It’s a living hope – it can come into any situation, if we ask to see with His eyes.
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