Written by Rev. Julia Fenn
Hope is a tether between what is and what should be.
It binds us to the truth of another day –
another chance to glimpse our true home
another crack in the façade of this corrupted place.
Hope is the anchor that pins us to the reality we cannot see –
the reality of a world made new,
a world made whole,
a world brimming with love
Hope is an umbilical cord
feeding and nourishing us with the sweet food of a place once lost,
Sustaining us through the suffering
of things that should not be.
When longings for the kingdom overwhelm
leaving us bowed with hunger
gasping for breath
clutching at gnawing, cramping need
Hope creeps in and fills the empty hollows.
lapping at the shores of craving
with a memory of a place not yet experienced
and demands that we seek, struggle, and fight for a world born whole.