Beauty awakens our heart with hope. After the dark dreary winter the colors of spring bring hope. As the weather has been warming I look with anticipation for the daffodils to begin blooming. The first colors of spring, a sign of hope that winter could be over. I know it doesn’t seem very masculine to talk about a little yellow flower but it is beauty in the midst of gray. So much of our lives seem to be caught waiting for hope. I have been pondering the thought – “Jesus wants to restore hope”. Hope is defined as a confident expectation. My heart longs and wants to hope but it feels too risky or vulnerable. The thrill and joy of a hope fulfilled. As I age and walk the journey I have come to realize it is not stuff that I hope or long for but a closer relationship with Christ is what satisfies my heart. My confident expectation is that He is with me closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24) and He will give me the desires of my heart as I delight in him (Psalms 37:4).
TJM Leadership Team