Thank you God for your son. Thank you for the hope that he has brought to everyone on earth. Thank you for the hope that you have provided to each one of us. Your grace and your mercy provide me with the way to hope.
Without your hope I will wither away and die. What is this new and life-giving hope that I feel? It brings joy into my heart and my life. It is spreading peace through my being and seeps deep into my bones. You, O Lord, have blessed me.
You have given me hope for this day. You forgive me my sins and look beyond my meager abilities. You see me. You see the real me. You see beyond my faults and weaknesses. You love me completely.
And you have brought to me the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit. He fills me with hope. He tells me of your love. He assures me you will never ever leave me. I rejoice in your love.
Romans 15:13 I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:12-13 And Isaiah’s word: There’s the root of our ancestor Jesse, breaking through the earth and growing tree tall, Tall enough for everyone everywhere to see and take hope!
Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!