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A radiant hope…

{Sunrise, Monday morning: October 27,2008}

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
       whose hope is in the LORD his God,

  the Maker of heaven and earth,
       the sea, and everything in them—
       the LORD, who remains faithful forever.
(Psalm 146:5,6)

May the God of hope fill
you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may
overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Romans 15:13)

I pray also that the eyes
of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to
which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the
saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
(Eph. 1:18, 19a)

This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance (and
for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living
God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.
(1 Timothy 4:9,10)

God did this so that,
by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we
who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly
encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
(Hebrews 6:18-20)

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, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
(1 Peter 1:3-5)

What amazing sunrises we have had these last few days! Coupled with the gorgeous fall foliage, the hills seem almost to be on fire, dipped in gold. The radiance is achingly beautiful, fleeting. Yet it sings praise! How timely a reminder it has been to me- our hope is in the Lord of Lords. Even when everything seems helter skelter, markets crashing, rough and tumble, our radiant, living hope is in God Almighty. Let us not forget our inheritance that does not waste away and our citizenship where He knows our name, graven in His hands. May the hope of Christ our King be with you today, and everyday.

2 responses to “A radiant hope…”

  1. Mary Smith Avatar

    Hi! I’m excited to have found your blog through Simple Sparrow’s Kitchen poetry. I’m also a Christian blogger and love to meet other Christians who enjoy blogging. Sunrises are a great reminder of God’s glory.

  2. Thursday's Child Avatar

    Amen! What a beautiful reminder.
    The picture is fantastic! I sure miss those views. Nothing in Kuwait but flat, brown sand. Blech! Give me the Ozarks or Lebanon…something with shape, color, and movement!

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