Sunday, March 13, 2011

Living Hope

1 Peter 1:3-9   Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

I know that I have mentioned this before, but I am so thankful and appreciative for God's word.  I love that it is ALIVE and it's His Living word!  I may have read a passage before, but then read it again as if I have never seen it before and it speaks directly to my heart, as if God himself is writing on my soul.  The above passage just came alive to me today... as I read it "in his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope" he birthed in me and in Adam and in Mackenzie a "living hope".  It hit me that as we are actively seeking God, to know Him, to grow in Him, then the hope that is living is growing as well.  If we are stagnant so will be our faith, if our heart is deferred so is our hope.  If our faith is dead so is our living hope.  Oh how grateful I am that my Savior loved me enough to give me the gift of His mercy so that I could be birthed into a living hope, Amen?!!!!  I love the living word, praise God it's alive and oh how I praise Him and adore Him as He writes scripture onto my heart and soul.

The Root's had another fantastic day.  We attended church via live broadcast which we love, we visited with Adam's dad Jack and his uncle Doug until they had to catch their flight home.  We hung out, we talked, listened to music, enjoyed an evening stroll and visited with other families, and staff.  I am so in awe of all that God is doing and I continue to approach the throne of grace with boldness asking to see His hand faithfully knit Adam together from the inside out. At one point in time when we were walking my heart was so overwhelmed with thanksgiving that I told Adam I needed to stop and just pray a prayer of thanksgiving... Adam prayed as well, he prayed giving thanks to God for all that He has done.  We continue to give thanks for all that He has done, all that He is doing in the moment, and all that is yet to come.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hope, a fact, not a feeling...or maybe that's wishful thinking, I mean. Jesus is our blessed HOPE. I am grateful for what Father does for each of you. I love you, Marion

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