By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations whose designer and builder is God. Hebrews 11:9-10
Everything that exists and everything that happens is supposed to bring glory to God. We know this. But there is another reason as well.
From earth to sky our purpose is to bring glory to God. Our lives are praise personified. But what about our relationship from sky to earth? Every light, every sparkle, every glimmer gives us hope for the future. While our lives point to the Author of life, all good things show us the beautiful setting that is our future.
God showed Himself to Abraham back when he was still Abram and then showed him his future. Abraham would become the father of a people more numerous than the stars and they would settle in the land of Canaan. But at the time, Abraham’s wife was infertile and other people lived in their promised land. It was a glimpse of hope and a challenge. Abraham’s new name and Sarah’s new name spoke reminders of God’s promises whenever someone called them. Hebrews 11:9-10 says, “By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations whose designer and builder is God.”
Maybe like me, you are waiting on God to fulfill a promise. He keeps allowing us to see rays shining from the edges of the clouds so that we remember that He remembers. And while it is a small thing for God to perform these miracles, we are no small things to Him. We may be specks on our planet but our names are engraved upon His hands along with the nail scars. His track record is perfect, unlike ours.
Heavenly Father, You see what I cannot. You are truth and security so I will not falter in my heart. Keep me. In Jesus Name Amen
Look up references to hope in the Bible and note similarities.
Why do we need hope?
What do you hope?