It seems like every time I hear someone use the word “hope” it is as a verb. As in “I hope I get a parking place by the front of the store” or “I really hope that they have more of the chocolate pie in the back.” Hope is a verb, an action, defined as “a desire or wish” – something we “hope” will happen.
But the real hope, the hope that we have in God is a noun not a verb. This hope we get from God is a possession and is used as a noun in the Bible many times. “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jer 29:11) and “My hope comes from Him” (Ps 62:5). It’s nothing we have to wish will come true, we just have to accept the gift.
Look at the “Hope” design that we did at Show Offs Art (http://www.showoffsart.com/hope-flower-canvas/). The purpose of this piece is to hang it in your home or give it as a gift to help remind people of the truth, the HOPE, that we have as Christians. We have an eternity in heaven with God at the end of this life. Being filled with God’s hope shows all those around you that you know how this story ends – and you’re excited about it!