Daily Devotional “Future Memories”
October 27, 2022
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
I love a good memory. The older I get, the more I enjoy my memories. Talking about favorite vacation spots, childhood jaunts, and my dear mother who has long since gone to heaven.
My sweetest memories are those that inspire hope. I recall what it was like to peel an orange, pluck a guitar, hold a cold glass of Coke, and feel my fingers tap the cool, ivory keys of a piano.
Why do memories like these inspire hope? They remind me that one day I will have new hands. Fingers that work, feel, touch, pluck and pick, scrub and dig. I can’t wait to reach for the glorified hand of Len in heaven. It’ll happen! Today’s verse promises it.
My best memories give shape to that hopeful future. Your memories—especially if you’ve lost a loved one, or your health, or your ability to think clearly—should inspire hope in you too.
For as wonderful as the world was when all those special remembrances occurred, as wonderful as it was when my hands worked, these things are only foreshadowings of more delightful, pleasurable experiences to come.
Jesus is the one who makes our future bright. Jesus assures us that our best memories will one day blossom into a more joyous reality than we ever imagined.
What are the memories of things you’ve lost? How might those memories inspire hope in you today?
How might these remembrances draw you closer to Jesus, the God of all hope? Grab hold of today’s verse and so many other Scriptures that promise the world. Oh, not this world, but the world to come!
Lord of hope, thank you for the promise of hope and a future.
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