Wednesday, March 28
What I Want to Wear - Hope
What I want to wear this spring is hope. Hope for myself, for our family's future, for a future without chronic sickness in our house and a husband working in pasty gross office air all the day long. I want to hope for health and healing for him. I want to cross my fingers, pinch my eyes closed and hope for a farm with acres and acres and animal noises and wildflowers and my fingers running through oats and barefoot children running everywhere. I want to live a life full of hope in Christ.
Hope: to expect with confidence in Christ.
I want to wear an air of hope so much so that people I meet come face to face with it. I don't want to greet people with sorrow or exhaustion or tiredness, which is often what I feel like I serve up, depending on the day.
I want to hope for the right things too. I don't just want to hope for things that will make life more comfortable. I hope for healed relationships. I hope for those I know to mend with God. I hope for their sorrow and hurt to pass.
Annaliese memorized a poem for her lessons that I still hear her reciting in her lilting voice, "Hope is the thing with feathers which perches in the soul...."
"Perch in my soul," I want to say.
And finally, a few well spoken words on hope to keep in your heart today:
"Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God." Psalm 146:5
"The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him." Lamentations 3:25
What are you hoping for?
Posted by Me at Wednesday, March 28, 2012