May 5, 2023
I remember as a small child the excitement I felt when I had the opportunity to visit my Grandparents. Being so young, the only way that I could tell that we had finally reached their house was an ornate, all black sign with white lettering that read Hynson’s Hope which sat at the end of their lane. At the time, I really didn’t understand the significance of that sign. Now that I am an adult, I learned that Hynson’s Hope was much more than just a property marker. My grandparents faced many trials and tribulations as they struggled to raise 5 kids. (My dad included.) They worked extremely hard in various types of work to make ends meet. Through it all, they maintained their hope in Jesus and His provision. Finally, they reached a point where they were able to buy their very own property to finish raising their family on. This is why Hynson’s Hope was the perfect sign to put at the end of their lane.
That is why Romans 5:5 comes to mind every time I think about that very special sign. The hope my grandparents held in God’s provision was not put to shame. He never let them down. He guided and cared for them through thick and thin. This hope found in verse 5 was the product of first rejoicing in our tribulations, which built a strength of character that built a confident hope (Romans 5:3-4). They passed that hope down through our family down to me. I encourage you, don’t give up hope. No matter what may be happening in your life. The good times and especially the hard times. Holding on to hope will not put you to shame. God is with you, He loves you, and He cares about everything that is happening in your life. Please keep that in mind as you enjoy your special day.
’80 / ‘94 San Jose Costa Rica