Friends, I think we’re in a crisis of hope. I don’t mean optimism; I mean the confident expectation that good is coming.
~ John Eldredge
I saw this video of a 66-year old colorblind man who gets special glasses for his birthday. With them, he can see colors for the first time in his life. The moment he puts them on, his entire body language changes. He swings his arms like a little boy who sneaked out of bed on Christmas eve, tiptoed down the stairs and saw his shiny new bike beside the tree. He’s overwhelmed. He’s speechless. He’s changed. A woman in the video is heard saying, “Now you can see with our eyes.”
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
~ Proverbs 13:12
A lot of us are walking around with sick hearts today. We’ve either forgotten or simply don’t believe in the promises of God. We’ve either forgotten or don’t believe He will wipe every tear from our eyes — that one day there will be no more death, mourning, crying or pain. We’ve either forgotten or don’t believe the old order of things will pass away.
One day we’ll stand before God. We’ll lock eyes on Him. We’ll be colorblind no longer. There, before God, our entire body language will change. We’ll swing our arms like a little boy who sneaked out of bed on Christmas eve, tiptoed down the stairs and saw his shiny new bike beside the tree. Desire fulfilled. We’ll be overwhelmed, speechless…changed.
And God will say, “Now you can see with my eyes.”
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