when we picked up our tree earlier this month, 
we didn’t have to tie it to the roof or have it hanging out the window but 
instead, we were able to put it in the back of our car.
how perfectly, perfect. 
when thinking about 
my children, 
 my life
and my future,
i have hope.

not hope in them.
not hope in me.
not hope in the circumstances
not hope that things will be all better.

not hope that things will be just fine.
because it is quite possible that things won’t necessarily turn out 
all better or 
just fine.
 
but my hope is in the Lord.
 
i can trust that everything we go through is for His purpose.
and i cling to that.
and when i do, He gives me peace.
 
and that my friends, is so much 
bigger and better
than things being 
all better or
just fine.
 
And we know that in all things 
God works for the good of those who love him, 
who have been called according to his purpose. 
Romans 8:28

After they had heard the king, 
they went on their way, 
and the star they had seen when it rose 
went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.  
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 
Matthew 29:10
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, 
and they bowed down and worshiped him. 
Then they opened their treasures and 
presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Matthew 2:11

i hope that you had a
very merry CHRISTmas.

606. Christ’s birth
607. Christ’s death for all of us
608. His perfect peace
609. celebrating CHRISTmas
610. knowing His love
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One Response to i have hope.

  1. Jackie says:

    Awesome and amazing and so happy for you! I hope you feel refreshed and renewed from it for a long time to come. You're a great mom, wife and godly woman!

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