Wednesday, March 26, 2014

looking for hope

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12

Spring is officially here.  But looking out the window yesterday, i could only chuckle. Sleet poured from the sky like salt out of a shaker with no top.  And snow covered the ground, not many miles away.  Winter is trespassing on Spring, and i want it gone.

But there is beauty in every season, including winter.   I was reminded of this recently by some kindergarteners' paintings.   The message with the above painting is "Winter: created by God like all the other seasons".

God is in all our seasons... the ones we like and the ones we don't.  In the mist of a bleak, cold season, there are signs of hope and restoration -- we need only to open our eyes and heart to God's Presence around us.  

I believe one important step to our peace is to live out Romans 12:12 -- all at one time. Stay hopeful AND patient AND prayerful. Like the cardinal in the snow, the beauty of our faith and obedience will bring glory to our Father.

Sing a song of thanks to our Father.  He has us covered... with His love.

have a grate-filled day!

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