If I post so soon again after the last one, maybe that will “catch me up”? Just have to follow up on that last post, because that word “hope” still keeps coming up these days! Last Sunday I had cause to remind myself of that lesson “things will not always be like this” (but will get better, though it may take awhile); because Sam had to miss church again, after about a month of missing… And then the scripture for the sermon had all those “hope” reminders–“…we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,” (Hebrews 6:18, 19)
Turned out, I didn’t even have to wait long… Sam’s cold is much better, and his work situation as well! (He even made it to church today.) I’ve also noticed that the verses I chose would have been better to start a verse before:
“But this I call to mind, and there fore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;” (Lamentations 3:21, 22)
So I think I’ll change my memory-work, since it seems the song just insists on being in my mind whenever I try the other reference (vs 22-24). Neat to see though, that Lamentations 3:21-24 is framed at either end with hope verses.
I’ve also come across quotations about fruit, so that’s still working. It’s way too early to think about next year’s One Word, and anyway “hope” is just too common/easy. It’s a great Christmas word though!