By Melodious Monk
“Be Joyful in Hope” Romans12:12
Springtime is one of God’s many reminders of hope. You can smell it, almost taste the hope in the air, and visually it is everywhere: dried-up grass coming to life, plants you forgot are underground pop up, the air shifts, there’s more sun and people smile more! Hope is so many things. It’s everything positive. It’s the best of spring, the best of our desires. It’s the substance of things not seen. It’s dreams, ambitions, goals and longings all placed at the feet of Love. Being hopeful, especially joyfully hopeful, is another way to pray without ceasing. With God there is always the possibility for change. And in the limitlessness of His hope, no matter how crummy I may feel, there’s always something to be hopeful about.