(All the flax and barley were ruined by the hail, because the barely had formed heads and the flax was budding. But the wheat and the emmer wheat were spared, because they had not yet sprouted from the ground.) Exodus 9:31-32 NLT
Parentheses are used when a writer has something extra to add; a bit of additional information to clarify things for the reader. In the midst of the destructive storm of Exodus 9 God inserts a parenthesis filled with hope in verses 31-32! Although the storm had been very great and extremely destructive God wanted the reader to know there was still hope beyond what the eye could see.
The hail had fallen and destroyed everything in sight. Sometimes things have to fall all apart before one uncovers the hope within the dirt. The wheat had been spared because why? The seed was under the dirt!
Because of Jesus, the Author of life, there has been inserted a parenthesis of living hope in each of our lives. Often it takes a falling apart before we have the pieces to build something brand new, something we never could have seen, asked for or even imagined. Out from the dark tomb in the dirt walked Living Hope, so now so can you.
1 Peter 1:3 NIV Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
God bless you muchly~