Hope!

Hope can mean trust, reliance; desire accompanied with expectation of what is desired or belief that it is attainable; one on whom hopes are centered; a source of hopeful expectation, or promise; something that is hoped for, or an object of hope. The Hebrew root verb qa·wahʹ, from which come terms rendered “hope,” basically means “wait for” with eager expectation. (Ge 49:18) In the Christian Greek Scriptures, the sense of the Greek term el·pisʹ (hope) is “expectation of good.”

No Real Hope Without God. 

– Insight on the Scriptures found online at jw.org in many languages. 

“No real hope without (Jehovah) God.”… Ponder that thought for a moment. 

Do we trust in our bank account, our homes, our families, … is our Hope in those things too. Or do we honestly Hope in the solutions that God has promised mankind thru the pages of the bible. And God’s worldwide organization today. 

Jehovah brought the nation of Isreal out of bondage to slavery thru his organization and he used Moses, a very humble man, to lead them thru the wilderness… To the land he had promised. 

Jehovah has brought us out of slavery to sin and death thru his son’s sacrifice and will repair the earth and the hearts and minds of men thru his government with his Son ruling as king, today! 

Our Hope is founded on reality. Faith in his Promises is Hope! 

Read and study Gods words! They contain the key to HOPE, life and true happiness! 

Best way of life today!

A daily reminder

“Jesus knew that the best way of life centered on serving God and bearing witness to the truth.”

Examining the Scriptures Daily published by the Watchtower and Bible Tract Society of New York, Inc

This may not appear to be a profound truth, but a simple one. We learn this truth thru Jesus. Jesus lived a simple and beautiful life helping others, sharing the truth about his father and his will with us.

Centering our lives, means everything we do will revolve around Jehovah, his purpose and his will. The more we fine tune our lives to this simple truth the happier, content, and rich our lives become.

When we live this way we are rich towards Jehovah! How pale the riches of man are to the blessings of Jehovah!

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Grandma Z

I have learned this week that my grandmother at the young age of 96, has passed away. Old age has taken its final toll on her delicate frail body and death has won for now.

Grandmothers are just “antique” little girls.
— Author Unknown

My Grandmother had a very loving, exotic heart, and mind.  She loved things foreign and French.  She had limited resources as life passed her by but the local library took her to all corners of the world and allowed her to enrich her otherwise simple life.  I remember her French twisted hair she elegantly wore for many years.

I have to be honest since we always lived very far from her I never really knew her. But I imagined many things about her as I grew up. She  often gave me a book with a note in the inside cover showing her love. I still have one of those treasures on my shelves.  She had the handwriting of a artist I always thought. 

I remember one year at the family farm a place foreign from my Chicago suburban neighborhood with everything new.  To live in an old home with warn out wooden floors and faded painted walls.  To live with the with cows, pigs and chickens. drinking milk straight from the Cow.. warm… did people really live that way?   She was proof that they did. While she assisted my great grandfather during his final days. I was only a small child but I remember helping her gather the eggs. that was  a honor and huge responsibility to carry the eggs to the house. Well as you can imagine, I tripped, and down the eggs and the basket went crashing to the ground in a lovely gooey mess.  My heart sank.  The farm still lives in my mind but it has been gone for many years.  

I wish I spent more time learning the many things that were locked away inside my grandmother’s mind and heart.  I wish she had lived closer to us so she could have been a part of our lives on  a daily  basis. (I wished that of both my grandmothers both so far away from our home.)

But as a student of the bible I know I will have time in the future when old age will no longer rob her of energy and economics will not rob us of time. I will get to know the women with the elegant smile I knew as my grandma Z. 

Till then Grandma! I will tell my children about you and your smile will forever grace our memories. When you are awoken from your rest of death I hope to be there to greet you and welcome you to the world as God has restored it. – Rev 21:3,4,  Death and sorrow will end. I am glad you will know that in god’s time.

Faith

Do we have faith like Christ?

 “we do have the mind of Christ.”—1 Cor. 2:16.  “If we ever have to deal with a brother’s apparent lack of faith, can we figuratively stretch out our hand and help him to gain more faith?”  – Comments in Days Text  – WTBTS
 What a great question to ask ourselves. Jesus Held out his hand to Peter as he sank in the water due to lack of faith and he lifted him up. I wonder how many times we refrain from holding our hands out to others because of our own lack of faith? Perhaps we fear we will be pulled under too. Rather then knowing Jehovah Can lift us all up. If we ask for his help.

All of us will need to be lifted at one point in our lives is not several. Since the opposer will do everything he can to make sure we fall. Reminds me of a statement the circuit overseer said at the Circuit assembly this past month. The sin is not the falling it is the staying down. For all those I know and love that have been lifted up by Jehovah’s loving caring merciful hands.

So the lesson for me is keep holding out my hand to others. and Trust in Jehovah’s Ability to lift us all up out of the traps of this system.