It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Chapter 12, Page 2, Book 12

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

Albert Einstein

Sunday, December 2nd, Advent Week 1 - Hope

If our hope is only in our circumstances, as we define them to be good or as we want them to be to make us happy, we will always be disappointed. That is why we hope, not in circumstances, but in God.

My experience tells me that those who have suffered and still hope understand far more about God and about life than those who have not. Maybe that is what hope is about: a way to live, not just to survive, but to live fully amidst all the problems of life with a Faith that continues to see possibility when there is no present evidence of it, just because God is God. That is also the wonder of Advent.

Hope is like a light shining in a dark place.  I read a statement that said that if you are sick of Christmas by December 25th, then you haven't done Advent correctly.  Advent is a time of Hope, Joyful anticipation and Cheerful preparation.  Making our homes ready for a very special guest.

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.



jack69 said...

I have Hope!
Love from Florida, looks like a beautiful day here in the sunshine.

Hope you are well!

betty said...

that is so true about hope, Ma. Hope in God is the only hope that will not disappoint us indeed!


Buttercup said...

Hope is what keeps us living. I think the night would be too long without the thought of morning. Wishes for a bright week!

Back Porch Writer said...

Trying to be content in all circumstances. Hope and Faith help make that possible.