Hope springs, because of a promise:
“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” Gen.8:22
And so the seasons cycle ‘round in a never ending succession. Winter cannot stay. Stark leafless branches raising their limbs skyward have only to wait for the sun to do its bidding…
Though I may seem at present to be obsessed with blooms of the botanical sort, there is another kind of bloom I’m watching, as my youngest prepares to leave the nest…
Amazing what a little love can do….
And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. Rom.5:2-5
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Rom.8:25