Have you ever been sitting in a darkened room, perhaps in the early morning or on a cloudy day? Do you remember that moment when a shaft of sunlight breaks through and catches your eye? The whole room, sometimes the whole day, suddenly feels different.
This is how I view a sudden gift of hope from the Holy Spirit. Our day may be darkened by doubt or temptation or the slow creep of condemnation. Suddenly, perhaps requested, perhaps surprising, the hope of eternal life and our union with Christ breaks through. Nothing changes, but everything changes.
Lord, break into our life with your eternal hope today. Show us the gleaming inheritance of eternity. Give us a glimpse, Lord, of the greater light to come.