A Beautiful Day…
is worth more than all our efforts combined. Sunday was one of those days; it could not have been ordered or planned. The day was orchestrated by the Master Conductor who puts all things in order. You see, it was Baptism Sunday at our church. Sure, the service was planned in advance, but no one could have aligned the magnitude of love in the room as five people declared their commitment to follow Christ.
One of the five baptized was a resident at Mercy House.
Beauty was displayed in a single act of devotion as she declared, “I have decided to bring all my decisions under Christ.”
Trusting God is not something we can take lightly. It is a heart-rending decision to let go of our plans. Not to let go of our hopes and desires, but to bring them to the One who has fashioned our days with us in mind. Jeremiah 29:11 proclaims, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
What is Hope?
The definition of hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. It is described as an aspiration, desire, wish, expectation, ambition, goal, and design. It is a verb creating the action of trust. Hope is not absolute, but a desire of fulfillment.
In this season in Texas, as dandelion puffs waif through the air, I am reminded of little children full of faith and expectation as they puff on a dandelion. Typically, children are open and honest and naturally full of faith. Jesus promoted humble, honest faith in God and He used the faith of a child as an example.
Sunday was a beautiful day. Beauty lies in the hopes and dreams realized tomorrow, evidenced in the fact that God causes everything to work together for the good of those that love Him!