The first week of Advent is opened by Hope. Paul writes to the Church in Rome on the power and certainty of Hope. It is the light by which all other parts of life today and tomorrow are illuminated from thought to possibility and into reality. Emily Dickinson said, “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.”
Hope is discovered as a fruit of our spirit through perseverance in life that builds our character. If Hope, then is a byproduct of our experience and our character it is a state of mind and spirit, not an emotion. It is a promise of God granted to us by the Holy Spirit as a part of God’s power and glory and is always available to us. While our lives may be impacted daily by circumstances, we can always rest in the love of God and hope for tomorrow. When the darkness of today seems to overwhelm us, Hope is the lamp to a better and brighter tomorrow that God has planned for us.
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)
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