The most profound moments of my life tend not to be all that grand. For me, what God in his goodness seems to generally see fit to do is shift my thinking. Shift my focus. This poem was birthed out of a time of God shifting my thoughts. It dawned on me that I was thinking, as I think many do, that hope is weak, it is fragile, it is a breakable thing to be handled with great care. And maybe in our current culture, so over informed on the mass sorrow and injustice of this world, a world where we bear witness to the hopelessness of the millions of impoverished and persecuted people, there is some merit to those thoughts. But hope’s strength is founded upon what we hope in. As Christians we do not hope in money, not in things, not in people, or 'leaders,’ not in comfort, or life, or even ourselves. No. “Our hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood and righteousness!” Our hope is built on God the Creator King and Redeemer of the world, a hope built on him is a very mighty hope indeed!
Hope is not just a rope to which we cling;
Not merely a beating tiny wing;
Not at all a weak, and fragile thing;
Or a single timid voice that sings.
I know hope is strong, for if scarcely lost,
Our wounded souls will count the cost!
We’ll hold no warmth, be chilled by frost!
Great hope must be, for severe its loss!
Hope is partnered well with faith;
Love may be, more surpassing great.
Still do not hope underestimate.
Hope is a conquering, not feeble state!
Hope it rises from the dark!
Bearing no stain in whiteness stark!
Angel’s lips herald its hark!
Countless dead rise with its mark!
Hope is advancing, it is not still!
May be oppressed, but can’t be killed!
A harvest ready endless field.
It shall remain. For. So. God. Willed.
Hope is living breathing strong!
A great, mighty wind gusting long!
A loud, and shouting growing throng!
A million voices raised in song!
I am a stay at home mother of 5, wife of 1, who loves writing poetry and writing in general. I basically have no qualifications, but am allowed and blessed to help lead women's ministries in our Drayton Valley Alliance Church. If you want an example of God using the most unlikely of people to further his Glory I'm your girl. I offer nothing except a deep love of God and passion for his word. Which, actually if you think about it, is a lot!
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