July 27 – Hope in the Foundation

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

July 27 – Hope in the Foundation

Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 6:16-20)

God’s promises.  Hope. An anchor for the soul.

From the moment of creation, God poured Himself into this world.

The beauty that we see around us came about because of Him.  Every leaf or blade of grass, every drop of water, sparkle of sunshine, strand of hair, hum of a bee, chirp of a bird. Every bray of a donkey, mew of a kitten, roar of a lion, giggle of a child.   The sweetness of an apple, the scent of the honeysuckle. The glory of a mountain, the shiver a cold rain brings.  All of these things exist because God poured Himself out into our world.

Then He gave us life and He never retreated from His creation.  He has remained part of it for eons always renewing and re-creating.

His promises to us are as long-lasting and as steadfast as His creation.

This is the anchor for the soul, the one in whom we place our hope.

When Jesus came to earth, He came to bring renewal and re-creation to a humanity that had lost its way.  God didn’t retreat or leave us to fail.  He ensured that His relationship with humanity would continue.

Our hope lies in the one who established the foundations of the earth and continues to offer salvation to His creation.