Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Middle Name

Rachel has graciously agreed to letting me give Molly the middle name, Hope. I find it particularly fitting given her previous post. Creed's first name is Simeon because we, like Simeon in Luke 2, are waiting for the consolation. Hope carries with it the sense, not of wishful thinking, but of confident conviction that such consolation will indeed come in all its fullness. We have this hope because all the promises of God are 'Yes' and 'Amen' in Jesus. So, I leave you with some verses about hope.

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. - Hebrews 11:1

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ - Titus 2:11-13

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God - Romans 5:2

4 comments:

Kierstyn said...

Beautiful name!

Anonymous said...

Molly Hope Anderson. . .beautiful. . .


--Hannah A.

anewday said...

I love it. Such a lovely, feminine name. :)

Dabney 11 said...

Thanks...