I don’t know if I am ever going to warm up. It has been a long cold winter, hasn’t it? We’ve had the sunshine, but the temps just haven’t climbed very quickly yet, but surely in April we will see a change, I hope.
Hope is what we hold on to for what is to come. Sometimes I think we see hope as only the possibility of what is to come, not the assurance of what is to come, there is a difference. Warmer temperatures will come, it is assured if the Lord tarries, spring will give way to summer and the heat of July will come. So, my hope of warmer temperatures is assured, so something that I hold on to today with full knowledge that it will warm up. The only one that would change that it God himself, so unless Christ returns in the next few weeks, we can have confidence that temperatures will grow warmer.
Isn’t that the same confidence our hope needs about what is waiting for us in Heaven? We should put our hope in knowing that He is coming back for us without any question or doubt. Sometime the problem with our faith is the same problem we have enduring winter. We become too complacent because spring seems too far in coming.
In Hebrews 11:1 we read… Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. A hope that should be complete trust. We know that the blessed hope of God is a promise. And Titus 2:13 says… while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Let us keep the faith in the hope that is to come, not what may come, but what will! That’s Jesus’ promise.