Saturday, March 29, 2014
This I Recall...
"This I recall to mind, therefore I have Hope."
I've quoted this verse so often that I won't finish it here again-if unfamiliar, just google it.
Hope is the big word in that sentence, the one which makes the sentence mean what it does to me.
I HAVE Hope. No matter what I face, or how dark these days might be...I have Hope and am journeying 'Over a pathway bright with happiness'.
It doesn't come from trusting in my own very weak 'strengths'. It isn't about how strong or smart or capable I am. I have abilities and strengths and all of that ready to be utilized.
I guess I should finish the verse above, as what I recall to mind is the reason I have Hope:
"It is of the Lord's Mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
They are new every day;"
The last part of the verse is not about Hope, but a thank you right to God:
"Great is They faithfulness."