So I have these blocks with letters. Every year at Christmastime I take them out and spell words with them. I feel like I am missing some letters, because I can only spell two words every year? So my choice is limited, but every few years these letters speak to me. (No….not audibly…just metaphorically)
A couple of years ago I started using them to spell JOY, and it really was a reflection of what God was talking to me about in that season. Typically the other word I spell is LOVE since that is a favorite of mine, but this year was different. What jumped out at me immediately was HOPE!
When I sat the letters on my hearth, I knew it was meant to be. HOPE is a word is that brings its own energy. There’s power, action and new beginnings imbued in that one word. And right now, a lot of us can use some of that in our lives, me included. It was on Saturday, and I was just getting my Christmas decorations out. I am so behind this year, but that seems to be the way with everything in 2020. Just off a bit…. or even off a lot! I just don’t feel like I can catch up! It didn’t take long though to get wrapped up in what I was doing. Enjoying the memories that the decorations evoked. So many good times! There were also a few items that reminded me of harder days. Even with those memories, I could remember how God brought us through the difficulties.
And that is really where my HOPE lies…..
“Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the showdown of death, and to guide us to the path of peace”
Luke 1:78 & 79