Value. Such an underestimated foe. Such an underestimated friend.
Value is perceived from where we are. But memory and hope are unique perspectives of their own. They are shadows and sunshine to an otherwise grey and obscure life.
If we are only people of the present then we are pitiful indeed. And if as a “present” people, we are locked in the things that were, we are more than pitiful. Then we live as if we are mortally struck with horror that tomorrow will be like all the rest of our days have been. Thus many live their lives void of any hope.
But time is not complete without what will be. What will you be is the driving source of life. It is hope. We cannot be complete without hope. The greater the hope the more vibrant the life.
Without Christ we can only hope that we will somehow survive each day. But with his promise we are infinitely more and set free to live.
In a variety of ways God has said this, “In my son, what I have been is yours, what I am is yours, what will yet be is yours”.
The enemy wants to lock you in hopelessness. He tears at your mind, heart, body and soul by distracting you with futility. “Lock them in uselessness, lest they look up and be released.”
Look up. Fix your whole being on the promises of God. Let yourself be consumed with Christ Jesus. Be released.