Sprinkler of Hope: Gods Sure Promise
When an ambulance arrives in time to pick an injured person, what comes to your mind? Hope. Also when there has been a long dry season and finally you see a tiny dark cloud in the sky, what actually do you see? Hope. What about when you really have had a rough night and finally you wake up to see beautiful suns’ rays breaking through your window? Still hope, right?
But not all times appear hopeful though. We are all human and sometimes we replace hope with fear, doubt and we look down instead of looking up. We sit in despair and even throw in the towel, forgetting that God’s word says that hope anchors the soul.
Situations and times change too. Even on our way to hope, everything crumbles down and hit us to the ground, sometimes making us to go way back to the point we started. The hundreds of steps we had made in our progress upwards actually are scrapped off because of how hard we fall. A lot happens on the journey to a beautiful city that we have always desired to be. The city of self-actualization and fulfillment.
The same thing the farmer experiences while tilling his garden. Just because a small seedling sprouted really well doesn’t guarantee a healthy growth to maturity. There is more to it. A lot needs to be done for its survival. The rain doesn’t fall each second and each minute. The sun doesn’t also shine all the time for the young plant to make its food (photosynthesis). There are harsh windy days as there are dry and hot ones too. But there is a reason why a sprinkler is always there. To give life to the dying young plant.
Since not all days are hopeful, we have a sprinkler too. Each drop that falls from the sprinkler of hope nourishes the wrinkles and fatigue that worries may have clumped on us. This day, you and I need this sprinkler in us to make sure that the harsh windy force doesn’t leave us crumbling down after all the hard work. This can only come from our daddy in heaven since His great word says:
Hebrews 6:17-19, “Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.”
Wow! I told you. If this hope anchors our souls what can tides and the storm do to us? We can only become wet but we will never drown. Having our hope in the most high will guarantee safety. He will never let us go. He holds our hands in His. It is amazing knowing that you can always trust in a hand that you cannot see and hold on to an anchor that is meant to save your soul!
We have God as the sprinkler of hope which is His sure promise!