My Hope and Stay

Daily Post: Reprieve

Going on vacation is fun at times in the sense that you get to stay in places, new and different from your permanent dwelling place.  Remembering my views from the window of the condo in Colorado, or the balcony view of the ocean from a ship, are wonderful images I conjur up when anticipating my next trip.  I’m looking forward to some golf in Florida this summer, and maybe some scenic excursions to examine the fall foliage in New England this fall.  As though I needed a reprieve from what I consider a pretty full and wonderful life, which is laughable, I still enjoy the opportunity to see places I’ve never been before.

In these glimpses into the future, I see the chance to engage in discovery, and a hope of future experiences, sites, sounds, and tastes that are not necessarily a part of my normal everyday existence.  Alas there are times when traveling that doesn’t quite measure up to the expectations we have at the outset.  Recently on a more regional trip in my area, we were hungry and decided rather than opting for the very available fast food along the highway, that we would stop into a local cafe for lunch.  All I can say is, it was food and fuel for the rest of our trip.  One of the items listed on the appetizer section of the menu was, “Can of Soup.”  We both looked up from the menu and laughed out loud.  Wondering if I would indeed be up all night after that meal, it turns out we suffered no ill effects, and had a great experience (laughing) the whole time.

In a few hours I’ll be heading back to my residence.  There my daily life’s filled with  writing, cooking, reading, playing golf, and pursuing my next adventure.  I’ve been released into a life of joy and happiness which has eluded me for the most part.

Today, I’m grateful for all things bright and beautiful, for the joy of living, and for the hope I have found in Jesus Christ alone.  He is my hope and stay.

Hebrews 6:19

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil.

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