Saturday, August 16, 2008

travelling on Good Hope Road

There is a lovely country road not far from where I live.  It starts near Diascund Reservoir, off Rt. 60 near Lanexa and winds toward New Kent County Courthouse.  I'm not sure why, but roads that date back before the automobile tend to be windier and hillier.  I guess we weren't in such a rush to get from Point A to Point B back then.  This particular road is named Good Hope Road.  After you travel a few miles and pass a number of farms and stables, you spot a small Baptist Church on the left.  A sign over the door says Good Hope Church, Organized 1887.  There is a church cemetery nearby with gravestones that date back to the 1800's, including a Mr. Williams who served in the Confederate Army.  I thought, "What a wonderful name for a road and for a church...Good Hope..."  I felt the presence of Jesus driving down Good Hope Road late this afternoon and almost cried as I realized that I am travelling down Good Hope Road every day.  Jesus is our Good Hope...He is the reason we have hope...He is our only hope and He is a very present hope.  Aren't you glad that He made it possible to travel Good Hope Road no matter what road you find yourself on!
Romans 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
blessings with a Good Hope!
Rob Smith

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