Friday, October 21, 2011

Where is Hope?

In the perfect silky darkness of the womb. . . no hope was required. No need went unfilled. No sharp edges. . . No dimension of cold. . . No hunger. . . No lack in any measure. . . till fullness of term burst upon us in an inky magnitude 10 rupture of our universe. . .once a velvet vault. . . now a velvet vise. . . an amniotic tsunami carryied us forth. . .our first breath, a lung filled scream at the injustice. . harsh sterile lights. . .sudden lack. . . spawned in hunger. . . cold. . .and fear. . .


We live a lifetime of yearning for return to that maternal garden of Eden. . . Compounding needs. . .hunger. . . loneliness. . . pain. . . fear. . .grasping our fading memory of perfection. . . believing against all evidence that that one day we can return to that secret garden. . . our personal Eden. . . this is the mother of hope.


To hope is the oxygen of our soul. . . to draw breath is to hope. . .To look forward then to the other boundary of our earthly life. . .to the aching darkness of the grave. . . in that domain, there is no hope. With stillness of breath, comes the expiring of hope. . .Through that doorway, no unfound need gets filled. . .all false hope unmasked. . .


Between these lands of hope unknown and hope deceased, reside one true hope. . . He is the eternal hope of all mankind. His name is Jesus. He is God almighty robed in flesh. . . He is God our Father come to earth to save us. He is God who placed Himself upon the cross. . . He is God who became a lamb, to be willingly sacrificed for our sins. . .who by His horrible and humiliating execution, opened a doorway, enabling us to escape death and thereby become our HOPE fulfilled.


What are your aches and pains. . .
What are your fears and sorrows. . .


Lay them aside. . .
Place them before Him. . .
Receive His embrace. . .
Receive His promise never to forsake you. . .
Accept His sacrifice and forever celebrate with Him. . .


Come with us, to the land of joy and hope. . .

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