Friday, October 6, 2017

Welcome Autumn!

There is so much pain and sorrow in this life. . .  this past week has shown clear evidence of that.  But, there is also so much beauty.  As a "romantic realist" I know that we must live in this world of pain and tragedy... but at the same time we can still find exquisite beauty.   Whether it is in the faces of people who are suffering or who are trying to alleviate the suffering... or in the prayers lifted before the throne of God on behalf of those who are suffering... or in the beauty of God's creation and plan unfolding yet again in the changing of the seasons... or in the faces of your own family and friends who bring light, love, and laughter to your life... there is beauty in midst of pain and there is light in the darkness.

After some weeks away with family (and also currently recovering from a nasty cold), I am ready to embrace the beauty that Autumn brings. The HOPE that I have does not come from government to give me things, law enforcement to protect me, or even from the love of my family.  My Hope is the LORD, the Maker of  heaven and earth.

"My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness
I dare NOT trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus' name!
On Christ, the Solid Rock, I stand, all other ground is sinking sand,
all other ground is sinking sand."
- Edward Mote 

Hebrews 6:19-20 
"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, 
firm and secure. 
It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,  
where our forerunner, Jesus, 
has entered on our behalf. 
He has become a high priest forever, 
in the order of Melchizedek."

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  1. Thanks for this, sweet friend. :)

  2. Thanks for this, sweet friend. :)

  3. This is such a good post! Glad you are feeling better.

  4. I hope your cold has completely disappeared - I'm dealing with the tail end of one here, too.
    Your post is very apt these days when there is much dissent and despair in the world. Hope is greatly needed.