what do you hope for?

If you want a quick answer from The Mom to that question, it’s “weight-gain”, for someone.  But… isn’t if funny how something can seem so very important when you’re in the midst of it/close to it, but when you’ve ‘stepped away’ from it, you see it so differently?  A person’s spiritual health is a thousand times more important than his physical health.  A beautiful lady in our church, who’s children were often in dangerous situations as missionaries, said that she came to the realization that as long as her kids were in the right place with God, she need not worry about them.  (The Mom likes to picture her boy with God’s arms around him, but the thing is for him to know it!)  Several years ago this lady’s daughter was murdered in her home… and she still testifies her confidence that her daughter… is ‘safe’.

Anyway, not that there’s a wild storm going on here or anything, but this song is so comforting and empowering, even in the “small storms”.  We like the words “When strivings cease…”

In Christ alone
My hope is found;
He is my light,
    my strength,
    my song.

This Cornerstone,
This Solid Ground:
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depts of peace!
When fears are stilled,
When strivings cease,
My Comforter,
My All in All;
Here in the love of Christ
    I stand.

(But by the way, it is supposed to storm here today!)

“The lines of purpose in your lives never grow slack, tightly tied as they are to your future in heaven, kept taut by hope. The Message is as true among you today as when you first heard it. It doesn’t diminish or weaken over time.”  (Col. 1:5)

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