BigRead Day 9 : Hope

The #BigRead13 Day 9

You can find day 9’s post from the #BigRead13 here.

Today we were set Revelation 21:4:

He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.

Our challenge – to think what we might hope for when Jesus comes again. Well, this could be a short assignment I guess – this verse says it perfectly.  Jesus to restore all that is wrong with this world; Jesus to put right that which we have made wrong; Jesus to draw us all to him.

On a wintry day like this, the end of today’s C S Lewis quote from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – speaking of Aslan:

And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.

Spring is an excellent metaphor for what we hope for when Jesus comes again. New life breaking through; fresh growth; putting off that which is grey and putting on that which is colourful and joyous.

I guess this gives me the excuse to share my favourite hymn ever: