Premature spring after a winter “that never was”…
Overeager blossoms… Early leaves… Summer pushing at the starting gate for early take-off, too…
Then came Winter, late to the party, sweeping in with a vengeance.
Same setting, not many days later:
As snow in summer… so honor is not fitting for a fool (Pro 26:1)
A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both (Prov 27:3, ESV).
We played the fool. Eve, then Adam, then all the rest of us…
And the weight of our foolishness does much damage:
But there is always hope. He spoke of it from the pulpit today:
A good hope, not a false one, but absolute (2 Th 2:16)
A sure hope, anchor for the soul, even when all else goes wrong (Heb 6:18-19)
A living hope — because a living Savior is our hope (1 Pt 1:3)
A purifying hope (1 Jn 3:3)
A comforting hope (1 Th 4:13, 18)
And a saving hope, that will deliver it all from the burdens of the curse — not only us, but all this bent and broken creation (Rom 8:21).
The whole creation groans with birth pangs until now… (Rom 8:22)
…the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For… the creation eagerly awaits for the revealing of the sons of God (Rom 8:18-19).
Therefore comfort one another with these words (1 Th 4:18).