The Look of Hope
This is an older picture of Chris and I with our precious grandson, Phoenie. I’ve been hanging out with Phoenie (who is now eleven years old) for the past couple of days and when we saw this picture, Phoenie asked, “What was I looking at, Nana? I look really excited!”
There is something that draws my attention to Phoenie’s face.
It’s the wonder in his eyes and the anticipation of what’s coming next.
It’s the look of hope.
Phoenie is confident in our love and trusting in our hold.
So many big people lose their zest for life.
What happens to their wide-eyed anticipation for adventure?
Why does their hope flicker and eventually get snuffed out?
People reject God’s love and His hold on their lives.
Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- Why do you think grand parenting is such a blessing?
- How would you define, “hope”?
- Do you think people hold on tighter or looser to hope as they get older? What makes the difference?
speak truth: Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10.23