Five Minute Friday: hope

Even when I don’t find time to write in between Fridays, it is good to know FMF always awaits me at the end of each week. Five Minute Friday (FMF) is a community of bloggers writing for 5 minutes unedited on a given topic. Learn more from Kate Motaung here.

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photo from 801seminaryplace.wordpress.com

photo from 801seminaryplace.wordpress.com

It comes like the first ray of light at break of day, defying the darkness that has reigned and declaring that there will again be morning and evening. 

Hope hovers over darkness and tragedy and despair. Waiting. Waiting to be noticed. Waiting to reveal itself at the proper time. Hope is what gives freedom to grieve and mourn and cry. It is hope that says I can grieve the losses woven into my story and I won’t be undone. Hope gives me strength to enter into the tragedy when I don’t have words and I feel paralyzed. But because of hope – I take a deep breath, and we step out of the car and we embrace the husband who has just lost his wife and daughter in a tragic way. Hope became his chorus as we wept together. Him saying – “we are resurrection people – we are resurrection people.”

It is much more than a thing with feathers that alights and drifts and is barely noticed (sorry, Miss Dickinson, I must beg to differ with you). It is weighty like an anchor teaching us to hold on despite all evidence to the contrary. 

Light will dawn again.

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7 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: hope

  1. This is beautiful. Happy you are able to join in! I don’t believe I have ever followed you before! It is so fun to *meet* new people each week! Praying you have a good weekend!

  2. “It is weighty like an anchor teaching us to hold on despite all evidence to the contrary.” You couldn’t have described hope more perfectly. I cannot imagine the weight of this loss. This family is in my prayers tonight. Joining you at the FMF!

  3. ” It is weighty like an anchor teaching us to hold on despite all evidence to the contrary.”

    Well said. Beautiful & well said. We are resurrection people. Psalm 73: 25-26

  4. Love that Heather. Makes me think of the verse in Hebrews that says we have this “hope as an anchor for our soul”

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