Wednesday, March 28

What I Want to Wear - Hope

Clean spring mantle
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?

6 comments:

Momma Bug said...

Mm.... I want that too.
Thank you for reminding me :-)

Lora said...

i hoping for renewed hope. for answered prayers. and for more joy. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for those words...I hope for more faith and for happiness.
Jo

Tasha said...

WOW!! You have such a way with words. I hope for so many of those things. I hope for stillness at times. I hope that I can be a good example for my boys. And I hope I can finish our last month of homeschooling without sinning. Being a parent is hard sometimes, but I have hope. Thanks for sharing your words.

Allison said...

Great post, Hannah. Here's some more encouragement:

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, HOPE.

And HOPE does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
(Romans 5:1-5)

~Allison

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing from your heart, it really moved me. Such a fragile thing..hope. Yet, it brings strength to the one who posseses it. I hope for contentment, more joy and love to share with my family, and peace in my spirit. I hope to see the divine in the mundane.