A short four letters
A word spelled H-O-P-E
How can one small word
Offer so much enormity
Likened as an anchor
Storms are sure to come
Fastened to the Mercy Seat
Christ, our anchor, God’s chosen Son
© laurette laster Jan 10, 2022
Honor is BIG with God. However, we who have failed miserably understand His ( gift/charisma/dorea), Grace and Mercy that surrounds and sustains us in our ignorance.
Strong’s # 1431. dórea
a (free) gift, a gift (without repayment).HELPS Word-studies
1431 dōreá (a feminine noun, derived from 1325 /dídōmi) – a gift, freely given and hence not acquired by merit or “entitlement.” 1431/dōreá (a feminine noun) expresses a brand of giving that highlights the beneficent desire of the GIVER
As we move forward in the days ahead we can place our H-O-P-E in the Lord’s unfailing “hesed”. The GIVER gifted us, He summons us into covenant with Him. This covenant is His love toward us. Even when we’ve blown it; missed it; ignored it; refused it; or plain denied it; we have this Hope, He keeps His word when we don’t.
God’s love, while tender is intense (our God is a consuming fire), while unfailing, just, God is faithful yet fierce.
His Power so great we cannot fathom; yet tangible, transforming minds and hearts with an unseen touch, undeniable, only discerned and received by faith. Yes! This is why we HOPE in Him. Our Faithful God keeps covenant for a thousand generations, to those who love Him.
I never needed Him or His “gift” more than when I deserved it least. He freely gave that is why I love Him so!
But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love, May Your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in You.”
Psalms 33:18, 22 NIV
Hope in His unfailing love…
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.
Until next time, thanks for listening with me. Laurette