Good or bad everyone we see or encounter each day is judging. Is watching. Is looking for who we are. He was the host at a restaurant where we had reservations. As we introduced ourselves he inquired as to how we were? We simply said, “we are terrific and how are you doing today”? To which he replied “better now”! “I don’t usually get people as happy as you, walk thru the door.” My heart skipped a beat as I thought, “we can’t be the only Christ followers that have come in here today” No matter who you are or what has happened in your day… your life… there is always hope. I see so many people that have lost their joy. They move thru their day not only being sad, but being hateful to others. Hope in the life of Jesus, that can be seen each and every day, brings happiness and joy to even the worst of times. Darkness. Deep darkness. Is not as much the absence of light, but more the absence of hope. This life, and the tragedies that befall us, are normal. Our God did not promise a smooth path each day. He did promise he is walking with us. He is involved in our lives and he is here… today. I find great hope in heaven and the promise of that. I find even greater hope in his presence each day and in his kingdom here… and now. It is up to us, to show the hope, that comes from him.
Philippians 4:4 (MSG)
I Love You!