“ ... those who hope in Adonai will renew their strength, they will soar aloft as with eagles’ wings; when they are running they won’t grow weary, when they are walking they won’t get tired.” (Isaiah 40:31, CJB)
As 2018 comes to a close and we now embark on 2019, the concept of HOPE seems for all of us to preoccupy our thoughts and feelings.
What will next year hold? Will 2019 hold greater blessing than 2018, and will my circumstances change for the better. In the end it is HOPE (Hebrew: Hatikvah) that rests firmly in our thoughts and feelings today!
For many reading this blog, 2018 has been full of abundant blessings and great joy while with others, sadly, the year has only carried nothing but heartache, struggles and personal pain. If you identify with the latter and are reading this, please know that God’s plans for you in the coming year is greater than your fears and more powerful then what you perceive as impossible and unworkable circumstances.
And for you who has been blessed the last 12 months, God would want you to know that He continue to remain faithful to you in every season and in every generation!But, in this you might ask ...
"Hey, what about everyone else? Will we know this assurance and fulfillment that you so easily speak about?"
Dear friends - If the truth is to be told, ... that same Faithfulness which God has for one person, he also has for you today and you are not alone, abandoned or forsaken! It is alone through God’s perfect and complete love that in Yeshua (Jesus) our Messiah that we all have access, not just to a Possible HOPE, but in fact a HOPE Fulfilled Now and into the Kingdom to Come!
In Yeshua alone, we are offered and given a HOPE that cannot fade, disappoint or ever disappear!
So, in this coming year - and at all times, cling to Yeshua and never loose your HOPE - Do not fear, knowing that He will not always be there for you every step of the way!
Rabbi Mark Rantz, December 31, 2018
To learn more about this HOPE that God has for each and every one of us, please join us at Beit Hallel Messianic Congregation, every Shabbat (Saturday) at 10:30am. Our address is: 3801 N. US Hwy. 441 Ocala, FL 34475