"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for..." These words go through my head as I watch from the window. A more modern translation says, "Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen..."
The kids are hoping for enough snow to ski/board on. Hopefully by tomorrow. The fact that there's only enough to make the skimpiest of snow angels isn't hampering their joy one bit. They've seen evidence of things "hoped for".
I think we grownups need to live like that. We've got the down payment. Party like you know the rest is on the way! It is.
"Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave it up for us all,
won't he also give us everything else?"