I Got It For Your Hope Chest
I am probably dating myself when I ask this question, but did any of you have a “Hope Chest?” Some of you may not have ever even heard of that term. I grew up with my grandmother collecting things for me to put in my hope chest. The purpose of the hope chest was to save things with the hope of having them when I got married. It was a way of preparing for the home and family I hoped to have one day.
One of the things she gave me was a set of pots and pans in the pattern pictured above. I hate that I don’t have all of the set, but having this one pan and two lids (not pictured) is pretty good for the time that has passed! I was just a young girl when she gave them to me, and it has been several years since then. LOL!
For whatever reason, my hope chest came to mind the other day, and it made me think about my spiritual hope chest. This kind of hope is a little different; it is more of anticipating what you know you will have one day, not just what you want to have. There is security in having this hope!
Is your Hope Chest stocked?
- “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength…” Isa 40:31
- ” May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him…” Rom. 15:13
- “Now faith is being confident in what we hope for…” Heb. 11:1
- “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love…” I Cor. 13:13
- “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in Your Word.” Ps. 119:114
- “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He Who promised is faithful.” Heb. 10:23
- “But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” Rom 8:25
- “Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.” Ps. 25:5
There are so many more verses I would love to share, but I don’t think I would ever get finished. Since He is the God of Hope, His Word is filled with scriptures regarding this attribute. I challenge you to find and share others.
Just like my “Hope Chest” from childhood, our Father has given us all sorts of things to help us prepare for our Heavenly Home one day. Our job is to help others start their spiritual hope chests so that they are ready as well. I pray that you and I are passing down the hope that we have to others, so they can experience that confident hope in their future!
Have a Grace & Joy-filled Day!
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“When I am filled with cares, Your comfort brings me joy.” Psalms 94:19