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Hope for What We Do not See

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Hope for What We Do not See

We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.) Romans 8:24-25 NLT

My grandfather, John Detwater, had a painter’s back. When he walked, he leaned over. When he would get up from a sitting position, he would groan. Something in us groans. And we should groan with heartfelt longings for God.

Few people notice an inscription in the dome of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. It reads, “One far-off divine event toward which the whole creation moves.”

When a visitor to the capitol saw the inscription and asked about the meaning, the guide said, “It refers to the second coming of Christ.” Billy Graham remarked, “When the dome of our capitol was erected, some God-fearing official ordered that inscription to be etched in the dome of our seat of government, believing that its truth was vital to the concern of our nation.”[1]

We are to hope for what we don’t see. We should look forward to that great day and wait with perseverance.

 

[1] http://packinghouseredlands.org/devotional/?p=2427

 

We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.) Romans 8:24-25 NLT

 

My grandfather, John Detwater, had a painter’s back. When he walked, he leaned over. When he would get up from a sitting position, he would groan. Something in us groans. And we should groan with heartfelt longings for God.

 

Few people notice an inscription in the dome of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. It reads, “One far-off divine event toward which the whole creation moves.” When a visitor to the capitol saw the inscription and asked about the meaning, the guide said, “It refers to the second coming of Christ.” Billy Graham remarked, “When the dome of our capitol was erected, some God-fearing official ordered that inscription to be etched in the dome of our seat of government, believing that its truth was vital to the concern of our nation.”[1]

 

We are to hope for what we don’t see. We should look forward to that great day and wait with perseverance.

 

[1] http://packinghouseredlands.org/devotional/?p=2427

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About Ron Bontrager

Lead Pastor of Lakeview Church in Indianapolis.

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