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A Future with Hope


ne of my favorite hymns is Because He Lives.  It was my mom’s favorite song when growing up and I was disappointed it was not sung at her funeral service.  Then a few months later our son died, and it was one of the songs the pastor chose for the funeral service.  It gives such hope for the future:

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, All fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

chorus of  Because He Lives by Bill & Gloria Gaither

I am thankful I don’t know the future on earth, except for the “planned” occasions.  I look forward to the future wedding of our oldest son and his bride to be this summer.  Though no other weddings are planned there will ultimately be more – possibly nine more!  I so look forward to grandchildren.  They can’t come quick enough!  I miss having a little baby here.  It’s the longest in our marriage we’ve not had a newborn baby.  And then there are things in the future I don’t look forward to . . . and know there will be more pains, sorrows and good-byes.  My hope for the future – eternity.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes,
and death shall be no more,
neither shall there be mourning,
nor crying, nor pain anymore,
for the former things have passed away.”

Revelation 21:4

To know I won’t have that deep gut wrenching pain anymore, no more good-byes, no more sickness, rejections, or misunderstandings or having to pretend everything is okay because it will be beyond wonderful!  There won’t be any more “what ifs” or the life struggles and strongholds.

There is hope for the future, and I am so thankful to look forward to eternity, safe and secure!

Writing with the “Future” Blog Carnival and . . .



Beloved KEPT Child of Jesus stumbling by faith ~ Married 33 years ~ Blessed Mama of 10 beside me & 2 at Jesus' feet ~ Homeschool mama of 26 years ~ Writer * Blogger * Reviewer ~

6 thoughts on “A Future with Hope

  1. Great comfort and theology in these hymns – the balance of joy and sorrow and how all of our feelings can find rest in Him, both in the “here and now” and especially for the “here after”…thanks for sharing…

  2. He Lives is such a beautiful song, for Easter time, and especially at a Christian Funeral. It is sad to bid those we love farewell, for the night, but joy commeth in the morning. We shall join them in God’s future.

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