There is surely a future hope for you,
and your hope will not be cut off.
(apple blossom budding / Julie Cook / 2016)
Worry and Dread are countered by Hope and Expectation.
Uncertainty and Anxiety are courted by Encouragement and Assurance.
It is a time of deep and grave concern for those who know…
For those who know the implications and the possibilities.
History tells us of similar times and similar fates…
While some ignored and some did listen…
Comfort is not found in the company of misery.
There is no comfort in carrying a cross.
Yet carry we must.
As it grows more cumbersome by the hour.
Yet the carrying is not of the mindless lemming,
following the masses to the sea…
The masses rush off chasing elusiveness,
While those who know and those who carry,
travel in a different direction…
They trudge, heavy laden, up the hill of Promise
As both Hope and Expectation lend a helping hand…
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’