Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Six Ways

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; the haunt of jackals shall become a swamp, the grass shall become reeds and rushes.  Isaiah 35:5-7

I can think of at least six ways we can interpret the scripture above.

  1.        Yeah, I can’t wait!
  2.        It’s some kind of metaphorical talk
  3.        I just don’t see how we can pull it off
  4.        How unrealistic
  5.        I’m busy
  6.        Huh?

Which do you identify with most closely?

This waiting time before Christmas is a time of hope. Not optimism; hope. Hope allows the current day to blossom because we know for sure what tomorrow holds. Hope is about what God will do/is doing. Optimism holds no such certainty.

One day, a day will come unlike today. One day, there will be a world without pain or suffering or turmoil or death. One day, even we will be made new.

Today, I will live fully because tomorrow is in God’s hands.

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