The HOPE He Gives

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter is my favorite time of year, hands down! (Actually hands up as I praise His Name for all He did for me on the cross!) HE.TOOK.MY.PLACE. I will never get over that fact - ever - never - ever. (Thanksgiving is my second favorite - family, fall, football, food, and no commercialism...yay!) Y'all know I began this blog out of the hope of waiting for a grandchild (if you have time read some of my very early posts about waiting). I call this bit of cyberspace "Gran Jan's Joy" because of the joy of knowing Jesus and the joy of sojourning here until He calls me home.
Easter is our HOPE - Jesus is ALIVE AND WELL and seated at His Father's right Hand - making intercession for us. Can you hardly stand the blessings and joy of knowing that??? Many so-called gods/saviors have been born and died - but ONLY ONE - JESUS THE ONE AND ONLY rose and conquered sin, hell, and the grave. Hallelujah, He is Risen Indeed!
Another joy is my grandboy. I just got these pictures from my daughter-in-law. I've been outside gardening all morning (another JOY of mine...for I come to the garden ALONE and He walks with me and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own...)
I mailed Zeke an Easter card and can you believe he is already reading it and he is not quite 8 months old? :) These pictures brought me out of the garden and into the house and straight to my blog to tell somebody -anybody - THERE IS HOPE! We hoped for more than 3 years that we would have a grandchild, and God showed Himself strong when my daughter-in-love became a mother after the doctors said she probably never would! No matter what you are facing today - here is HOPE - Jesus is our HOPE! His resurrection is PROOF OF THE HOPE He gives.
Proverbs 13:12 speaks of that hope and this verse brought me great hope through many seasons:
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life."
The hope we have in what happened on that TREE as He bore our sins brings LIFE ETERNAL! As we gather tomorrow in our churches all across this country and sing of that HOPE, may you be blessed in knowing there is a HOPE beyond the grave. There is HOPE in daily living, there is a BLESSED HOPE and I know Him personally - His name is JESUS!
Hallelujah, What a Savior!
Jan

11 Responses:

Sherry said...

Amen! He is our Hope -- our only Hope!

I had about an 1 hr. drive this morning to make my way home to our ,tomorrow. I was practicing our songs while driving. One of the songs is "Amazing Love". One of the lines states "how amazing that my God would die for me". I thought on that for awhile. What other god would die for their lowly subjects? Answer: None, except our God who IS love!

I often thank Him for my finding the Truth as a child and for parents who raised me to know and love the One and Only Almighty God.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful post! Have a blessed Easter!

Love,
Sherry

Jan said...

Georgia Jan!
It HAS been too long, friend! Your blog is so beautiful. I, too, love my blue hydrangeas. I hope a friend will redesign my blog soon!
Have a glorious Easter. I've been cooking for two days! So excited :)
Blessings,
Jan

Yolanda said...

I am so ever thankful for the HOPE and love He has poured into me! I so do not deserve it, but oh how thankful I am.

Love YOU

Natalie said...

What a little cutie, and so smart, imagine that reading at 8 months old!!! Isn't it wonderful how our grandchildren can be so brilliant!! I enjoyed your blog of hope, something this country, this world needs is hope... hope in a Savior, THE Savior, Jesus Christ. Unfortunately they have their eyes on everything but Him...but we can pray their spiritual eyes will be opened. Two of my children are on the prodigal path, but I have hope that soon they will return to the Father. Please pray. God is so faithful in giving me little "glimmers" of hope which always come at a time I most need it. He is so good to me! Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday. HE LIVES! (we met briefly at the Ministers' Wives event)

twinkle said...

Just wondering if he's getting ready to sing!
Hope you had a blessed Easter, my friend.
Joy overflowing...

Pat said...

Georgia,
Your post made me smile! I love my G-babies also and could hear your overflow in your writng!!
Bless you and happy gardening!
pat

Lindsee Lou said...

I love these pictures. Especially love that he is "reading" your card! (Although, that is probably the exact reason she sent these pictures. Ha!)

Hope y'alls weekend was great. Sending much love and many hugs from Houston!

Little Steps Of Faith said...

Hi Mama Moonflower:)
I hope you had a wonderful Easter.
I am sitting here at the church right now just chilling.
I just finished " You are who God says you are" in Believing God..
rough stuff!
Anyway, I thought of you; I have some key people who prayed so hard for me. I KNOW you did:)
I love you so much:)
and I can't wait to see you soon!
Let me know where you will be staying and all;)
xoxo
ang
www.littlestepsoffaith.com

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Oh the BLESSED HOPE we have in HIM! That would be the saddest words we could ever hear.....NO HOPE! There is always hope with Jesus Christ! Praise His Name!

Marilyn

Jan said...

Hey there! I don't know what he was thinking! But I am convinced that Tony Almeida is still one of the good guys...I don't think he could have fooled Bill Buchanan that long. I just know in my heart that he is GOOD. I'm wondering what in the world is gonna happen next--they HAVE to do transplant(?)on Jack from Kim--don't you think? If they kill off Jack, I'm gonna be mad as a wet hen.
One thing is for sure:it will be on in TWO DAYS! YIPPEE

Blessings on you sweet friend,

Hogs & Kisses!
Jan

Lora said...

Amen and amen! Your *hands up* comment made me smile in agreement Jan - He's alive! Praise His Name!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year too. When my mother was living, she always hosted the fall gatherings. The Lord has blessed me with some wonderful memories. And I enjoy the crisp, cool air of the season and the non commercial aspect of Thanksgiving as well.

I join you in praise for the hope that we have in Him! Hallelujah!

Hugs across the miles!

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