Thankful Thursday – Hope

Last night I was able to take a minute (actually 30 of them) for myself and go to our Women United Christmas Program at our church. The theme was “hope.” And I soaked in every minute.

There was one particular moment that got to me, though. Or should I say song.

Take a listen:

Hymn of Promise

These are the words:

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree;

In cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!

In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,

Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody;

There’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me.

From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery,

Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity;

In our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity,

In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory,

Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.


I needed to hear those words last night. Desperately. Sometimes the “stuff” in life can overwhelm and drown out all the good…and dare I say the hope of the future. Last night was like pushing a reset button. I’m ready to face the end of the year, the cold of winter and the days that may come…

Because I have hope.

1 thought on “Thankful Thursday – Hope

  1. Thanks, Val, for the touching remarks on our program last night. It makes it all worth while for the time I put in to putting the program together, to know that one heart was touched. As you say with your blogs, it’s good to know we are reaching. Thanks again for taking the time from your busy schedule to come to our Women’s CHristmas program.

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