Real Hope …

 With spring comes the warm promise of summer months.  Summer means family vacations, warm beaches, long hikes, and sweaty afternoons.  Spring is positive.  Spring’s filled with hope, and hope depends on a vision for the future, a better future. 

Hope is also one of the three greatest blessings from God – faith, hope and love.  The hope God gives is more than a season; we have hope for eternity.

 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

John 14: 1-3.

[W]e speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written:
   “No eye has seen,
      no ear has heard,
   no mind has conceived
   what God has prepared for those who love him” …

1 Cor. 2:7-9.

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” …

Rev. 21:1-5.  God promises us a tomorrow beyond our ability to even conceive.  Faith in Christ is the spring of what will be a perfect eternity.

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Motherly wisdom …

Why God made moms, here.