I ran across this phrase in my reading this morning:
…because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, - Colossians 1:5
I love the idea that there is a stock pile of hope being accumulated for me in heaven. Some translators turn it around to sound more like I am looking forward with expectation for all the good that is awaiting me in heaven, and I am ok with that.
But this morning when I read that phrase, I got the image in my head of a vault in heaven where Father is placing bundles of hope in little paper bands, like stacks of bills.
And since I am a citizen of heaven and this account is a joint account, I have access to hope any time I need it.
You understand how joint accounts work right?
God makes deposits and I make withdrawals.
Hear this today if you are feeling hopeless.
God has set aside hope in and account just for you. You can draw from this account today.
This hope is withdrawn as we meditate on the goodness of God. As we look at who He is and what He has done, hope is transferred from our heavenly account into our soul’s hope wallet.
How is it with you? Are you in desperate need of some hope?
Try this out:
Father, I am feeling hopeless. (might as well be honest – don’t you think?)
You, Lord are good. You created me. You love me, and have even when I was fighting you. No place is too dark for the light of your life to penetrate. Come and give me hope today.
See you again soon.