Friday, December 14, 2012

Gift #191- Hope

Today I am thankful that for the hope that I have in Christ Jesus.  I am thankful for the promise of heaven.  I am thankful that over 2000 years ago my Hope was sent down in the form of a tiny baby king- the most precious gift from God that one could ever receive.

A dear friend passed away today.  She was a teacher at the kids school and we attended chapel together.  We have not known each other long, but she was so inspiring that you couldn't help but love her and find reasons to spend time with her.  After a long 4 year fight with cancer, she finally met the Lord this morning.  The kids were heartbroken.  I am heartbroken as I type.  She leaves behind three sons and a husband.  Her youngest son is a very close friend of Jack's and is our paperboy.  He is only 13 years old.  I can't imagine what he is going through this evening.  But the one thing I do know is that he has hope-  he is hurting, but he knows that he will see his mom again some day.

Macy came home from school today and drew a picture of heaven.  It had gold streets and a beautiful mansion.  She listed some of the names of people that she loved that had passed away.  At the bottom of the picture, she wrote "All You Need is Love".  She is right.  Today I am thankful that "Love Came Down" and that with Him, came HOPE.

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