Apr 11, 2020 filed under Hope.

blooming cherry tree shows big hope

He is Risen!!

That’s the biggest message of hope ever.

HOPE is trusting that something that’s difficult to achieve will happen. “Little Hope” includes things that I have control over, like, “I hope I get three loads of laundry done today.”

BIG HOPE is an expectation that we’ll receive something only God can give. Like resurrection. Like eternal life. But how can we live out BIG HOPE in such uncertain times?

My cherry tree inspired me with an answer — click the video to see how.

Wishing you and yours a most blessed and HAPPY EASTER!!

Love always,

P.S. Scroll down and share in the Comment box what’s giving you hope these days.

6 Responses to “What my Cherry Tree Taught me About BIG HOPE”

  1. Linda Hartzell

    Happy Easter ✝️
    Our Lord’s words from John 14:1 give me hope.
    “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me.”

    Thank you for your cherry tree message. I love that the birds joined you in song ?
    Prayers for your friend.

    • Rose Folsom

      Thank you for the scripture reminder, Linda. And yes, the birds love that tree — there’s a male cardinal who guards his turf jealously. Thanks for your prayers for Steve — he is still on the ventilator, but is improving bit by bit.

  2. Suzanne Landis

    Dear Rose,
    Thank you for reminding me that hope can bloom in me no matter how I feel or look. The Risen Jesus is my hope. Like the Redbox tree gloriously blooming in my yard he triumphs over death to reign in glory in the midst of uncertainty and isolation. Jesus reigns forever! Alleluia!
    In the love of Jesus,

  3. Diane Isabelle Reinke

    Thanks, Rose! Loved those cherry blossoms. You even got the birds to serenade us! Despite our difficulties with the virus, nature keeps blooming, birds keep chirping, and bees keep buzzing.

    • Rose Folsom

      As Ilda, the owner of Nova Europa said, “Nature didn’t get the memo about the shutdown!” Thank God for that.