Have you ever had an epiphany and were shocked at how obvious it was, maybe even embarrassed
For example, I realized today that I have “old man legs”. My legs are lumpy, veiny, dry, and saggy. Old. Man. Legs. Everyone around me probably already knew that.
I also was struck today of how often I look backwards for hope rather than forward.
I often look back to the resurrection for my hope in the risen Savior. But today I was reminded that I should also be looking forward.
Psalm 27:4 reads,
“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.”
I like how John Piper points out that this verse speaks to the forward glance of Hope in Christ building upon the backward reflection of gratitude.
Let’s cultivate a complete hope in Christ together.