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This is the 2nd day of in our 40 days of hope, guys.
And this is the verse that keeps springing to my mind...
We are His kids. It just doesn't get any better than that.
Dads are the best.
As children, our dads are larger than life, aren't they?
They protect us.
They sacrifice every day to make sure we have what we need.
They push us to grow and dream and become.
And they are strong enough to fling us high in the air and catch us.
Or launch us like a rocket in the swimming pool.
Nothing seems impossible for them.
And nothing is impossible for our Dad in heaven.
There is nothing He wouldn't do for us. Even sacrifice His own Son.
He moved heaven and earth to become our Dad.
That is what hope looks like. Love upon love.
If you have any question if your Heavenly Father loves you just ask Him.
Over and over again. His answer will be the same everytime.
Yes. Yes. Yes. YES!
It will sound a little something like this.
Today is 40 days from Easter Sunday.
I counted it out on my calendar just to be sure.
As far as I can tell, the 40 days up until Christmas get a whole lot of buildup.
I was thinking I need a little more buildup for Easter this year.
I need a buildup of hope.
Reminders that God is on the move. And He is in control.
Jesus, take the wheel.
And in the midst of another pretty weird and stressful beginning of a year,
I need to be reminded that Jesus isn't surprised. He isn't scared. He has seen weird before.
What He is...is engaged.
With love and power and glory and mercy for you and for me.
Tim Keller (he's my favorite) says that we need to speak to our own hearts.
Like the Psalmist did.
"Why am I downcast, oh my soul. Put your hope in God!"
My version of speaking to my heart would sound something like this...
"Buck up, sister. Jesus is on your side. He is what hope is all about."
So for the next 40 days, until Easter, I am going to speak to my own heart.
Hope. Hope. Hope. Hope. Hope. In the One Who loves us most of all.
Why don't you join me?