Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Do you ever think about the fact that each day is a precious gift? It has been brought to the forefront of my mind recently due to some tragic things that have happened. A friend of a friend put her 1 year old down to nap. She did not wake up. Apparently this sweet baby died in her sleep. My brother's friend had a heart attack while driving and died. In an instant, life is forever changed.

I'm really not attempting to be morbid or gloomy. I just want us to truly cherish each moment. Enjoy each smile, each hug, each kind word spoken.

We as Christians live with hope.

I love the lyrics to the following song.

With Hope
(1 Thess. 4:13-14, Heb. 6:9, 10:23)Steven Curtis Chapman
This is not at all howWe thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
We had so many dreams
And now you've gone away
And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say And nothing we can do Can take away the pain
The pain of losing you, but ...
We can cry with hope
We can say goodbye with hope
'Cause we know our goodbye is not the end, oh no
And we can grieve with hope 'Cause we believe with hope (There's a place by God's grace)
There's a place where we'll see your face again
We'll see your face again
And never have I known
Anything so hard to understand
And never have I questioned more
The wisdom of God's plan
But through the cloud of tears
I see the Father's smile and say well done
And I imagine you Where you wanted most to be
Seeing all your dreams come true
'Cause now you're home
And now you're free, and ...
We have this hope as an anchor
'Cause we believe that everything God promised us is true, so ...
We wait with hope
And we ache with hope
We hold on with hope
We let go with hope
Live each day as if it's your last!!

1 comment:

  1. My study this morning was in Romans 4...
    Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations

    Funny that your blog was about hope today.

    When is this year's children's musical? And when are they setting up the stage?