Happy Monday. “Hope is like the sun, which as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” –Samuel Smiles
Looking around the neighborhood and my own yard, I see things completely “spent” after the heat of summer.
My beautiful geraniums, with their red blossoms, cheered me for weeks. But they have given their all, nothing left.
Have we not all been there? In the “heat” of the day we are withered with nothing left to give?
Many reasons that this happens, at least for me.
It might be just a dry spell when for whatever reason, the things that usually refresh me, don’t!
Some things I have loved have faded, withered. The flowers of summer are gone.
When we feel as “spent” as a dying flower, it’s good to make an attitude adjustment, giving a healthy outlook.
We can flee to the hope set before us which hope is an anchor for the soul. Hebrews 6:19
People today are desperate for that anchor—hope. Constantly we are barraged with bad news. Life seems bland with no purpose, no prospect for a brighter day.
Joni Ereackson Tada, a quadriplegic for forty-five years, says she thrives on hope.
“The world may trouble me and my body be in pain but I take heart, Jesus is the source of my hope.’
He is our source also—today!
“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of God shall stand for ever.” Isaiah 40:8