Eternal Hope

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As we enjoy the fullness of Spring - with its lovely green grass and colorful, fresh blossoms coating the trees - may we be reminded of the eternal hope we have in Christ. God has blessed us richly with the beauty of this earth; there is so much to see and to do! 

Speaking from my own experience, it can be easy to get caught up in all that the world has to offer and forget what actually matters. I can become so focused on preparing for upcoming events; running errands; buying gifts for special occasions (Mother's Day is over, but Father's Day is coming up...and my Mom's birthday...AND my parents' anniversary!); taking care of daily tasks...and the list goes on. None of these things are bad in and of themselves, of course. They are distractions: time-consuming distractions for temporary needs that pull me away from growing my relationship with God.

God has equipped us for eternity!

"Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding world of God; for 

All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.
{1 Peter 1:22-24}

God provides ETERNAL HOPE, and this hope is the unfailing anchor to which we must hold fast as we go about our day to day lives. The world is full of distractions, good and bad.  We can enjoy each beautiful Spring day, yet we know that, in a few months, the leaves on the trees will start to wither and fall away. Regardless of what is happening around us, the eternal hope Christ gave remains undying and unchanged.

May the perishable not lead you away from the truth of the imperishable.

Question for reflection:
Am I holding fast to the anchor that is my eternal hope in Christ?

God's peace -
Randi Oliver


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