I haven’t had many words this week. Words to write here. Words to finish my book. I’ve felt quiet. My mind, usually spinning needlessly, sits still. Silent.
I managed to avoid most of the news over the weekend, but at work it’s impossible because you can’t open up the Internet without seeing flashing headlines.
Yesterday I mentioned my friend who endured such loss. How the only words I had for her were that God understands.
But I really have more. Light comes in the morning. And it brings with it hope. How did I leave that out yesterday?
God lost His son to a death no parent could bear their child endure. But morning came. Light broke. In the Bible, Mark and Luke tell us about two women on their way to visit Jesus’ tomb, “Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb…” They found Him gone. Risen. Hope came in the morning.
I don’t write about this often. It feels particularly important to write about it today. There is Hope. If you don’t know that Hope, I’d be happy to visit with you about it. About Him.
This morning I felt the light of hope. Three little bundles jumped into my bed. I didn’t rush to get out and make breakfast and hurry to work. We had cuddle time. I locked them in kissy jail. They built a fort out of pillows on the bed. The light came in through the bedroom windows and doors and we laughed and played.
Hope does come. If you are struggling with stress and fear and hopelessness today, then please know morning light will dawn. And I will pray with you until it does.
Proverbs 23: There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
Romans 15: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.
Jeremiah 31: There is hope for your future,” declares the LORD.
Romans 5: 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 the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also 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.