HOLD ON TO HOPE

Tuesday : 29th October, 2019

Luke 13:19 The kingdom of God is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

As part of modules for the term, we were required to do a study skill assessment to determine ‘what kind of learner you are’. With proportions of 65%, 25% and 10%, my results came out as visual, auditory and tactile respectively and I agree. Personally, my eyes are crucial to my learning style as I visualise text, images and faces of teachers etc when I am studying. Thus, the word ‘imagine’ means a lot.

One version of today’s text is rendered:
‘imagine a person who takes a mustard seed to plant in his garden’. That is very similar to the use of ‘like’ as a comparison because even though Jesus presented a description, anyone who was listening had to paint the illustration of what he taught in their mind. An image painted with this guideline: ‘imagine a mustard seed growing into a huge tree and providing shelter for the birds’

This ties in directly with the the text from Romans 8:18-25 giving us reason to hold on to hope – to picture in our mind all that will be. Sweetheart, sometimes, it takes the hope for a better life, a breakthrough or a sudden divine interference in our affairs to keep us pressing forward. We have to imagine the things that have been promised in the Word of God, be convinced of His personal messages to us and to see them taking shape right before our very eyes.

We ought to walk in anticipation and expectation; simply put, live in hope.

For even the clock strikes twelve twice each day, so hold on to hope and don’t let go. RUN WITH IT!

#sly

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