The long awaited royal wedding day arrived with thousands of onlookers lining the streets to get a glimpse of history. Amid the cheering fans, the BBC interviewer asked a woman, “What does this celebration mean to you?” Her answer: “Hope”.
To this woman and many others, this marriage celebrated a union symbolizing hope. We recall Frank Sinatra’s song, “The Best is Yet to Come”.
The lyrics are filled with hope.
“The best is yet to come, and won’t that be fine,
The best is yet to come, come the day that your mine.
Come the day that your mine
I’m gonna teach you to fly,
We’ve only tasted the wine,
Were gonna drain that cup dry.”
Hope focuses the expectation of positive outcomes. Hope clears the surrounding darkness as we seek a out way. Hope can take the worst of circumstances and turn them into optimistic recovery.
Like a kaleidoscope that twists multicolored pieces of color into artistic formations, our lives become a piece of art. Hope gives us the reassurance that the jagged segments will come together to form something beautiful.
Without hope we are lost. “The world needs less heat and more light. It needs less of the heat of anger, revenge, retaliation, and more of the light of ideas, faith, courage, inspiration, joy, love and HOPE. “ – Wilfred Peterson
I’m sure you’ve heard the story about the woman who told her pastor that when she died she wanted to be buried with the dessert spoon from her china. This woman knew that dessert is the last course, and the best. She lived knowing that the best is yet to come.
God tells us in Corinthians that no eye as seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.
So as we continue our journey let’s keep the dessert spoon handy knowing that the best, that we cannot even imagine, is yet to come.