I’ve been reading a book called “I Hope You Know How Much I Love You” by John Bytheway.
It’s a quick read- I read 44 pages in probably 30 minutes. It was thaaaaaat good. I suggest you all try it!
The chapter that I really loved is all about hope. Hope is a wonderful thing to have.
Here is a little excerpt from the book: “The future of this world has long be declared; the final outcome between good and evil is already known. There is absolutely no question as to who wins because the victory has already been posted on the scoreboard. The only really strange thing in all of this is that we are still down here on the field trying to decide which team’s jersey we want to wear!” -Jeffrey R. Holland
Jeffrey R. Holland, as quoted in John Bytheway, I Hope You Know How Much I Love You (Salt Lake City, Deseret Book, 2011), 33.
Now, when I read that, I instantly thought about University of Utah football. I pictured recording the game, knowing that the Utes won and THEN going back and watching the game. You already know the outcome, you know that they win. Even when they mess up, the other team scores, you know that everything will be alright and they will WIN. This is how our outlook should be. We already know that Heavenly Father’s team wins. We know that no matter how many giant screw-ups, touchdowns for the other team and flags being thrown up, HF’s team is gonna win!
I found some awesome quotes:
If your interested in the book, you can buy it here : http://deseretbook.com/Hope-You-Know-How-Much-Love-Other-Advice-Happier-Life-John-Bytheway/i/5053200