Sitting back in my easy chair, I glance out the bay window and see a road that is not yet travelled. The path is unknown, full of wonder, experiences and hope that will bring new beginnings. Along the road we cannot predict the weather, when the seasons change, the road bumps that will happen or how long it will take to travel. The unknown brings anticipation and hope for the future. There are times in our lives where we wonder how or why, and there are times where we see a glimmer of hope or a miracle that is unseen by the naked eye. We know our Maker is at work and this restores our hope in the future to come.
We come together over this season in prayer and anticipation of new life. Looking through the window pane, I see children laughing, people smiling, family and kinship. The innocence in these moments take my breath away and bring much happiness, contentment and thanksgiving. We are called to come together and give thanks for the life we have been given to live. In the times when we endure, we are called to come together and unite. During these times, we see the face of our Great God, and the mercy He brings us through our trials. God asks us to rely on Him to direct our paths, and to relinquish control and trust in Him.
Although this road is not yet travelled, we can truly predict that we will be carried by Him along the way, and that the road brings hope and a new phase of life.
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. ” – NIV Hebrews 11:1
Along our path of life, there is so much opportunity. There will be road blocks that divert us, but through reliance in Him and togetherness, our hope for a brighter future is restored. We long for the coming of our Saviour on Christmas day and welcome Him into our hearts, to renew us and bring us hope for our bright future.
The road may be bumpy, attacks may come, but our Saviour brings us a longing for Hope that is indescribable. Togetherness, unity and reliance in Him through love. In Him all things are possible.
“Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.” – Proverbs 3:25-26
Hope in Him
He comes to us as a babe,
Innocent, pure, to bring New Life.
He brings freedom, and assures us of a future free of strife.
He brings Hopefulness
We trust in Him.
We look to Him to direct our paths.
And in Him we will be renewed and restored.
We are His children, and come together in Hope.
My hope for you is that you see that sparkle in your life, you see the shimmer of light beyond the darkness, and feel the warmth on your face.
A new year begins, enjoy every moment and live in the present!