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Prisoners of Hope

In Uncategorized on July 8, 2009 at 10:53 am

I came across this the other day in a Children’s Sabbath manual from the Children’s Defense Fund. I found it to be too beautiful to not share.

“When God wants an important thing done in this world or a wrong righted, God goes about it in a very singular way. God simply has a tiny baby born, perhaps of a very humble home, perhaps of a very humble mother. And she puts it in the baby’s mind, and then- God waits…The great events of this world are not battles and elections and earthquakes and thunderbolts. The great events are babies, for each child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged with humanity, but is still expecting gooodwill to become incarnate in each human life.”

Thank you Edmond McDonald, a methodist minister, for your words of hope. As Christians in the middle of a world that has no hope our role becomes more clear. As Desmond Tutu once said “We are prisoners of hope”.

Thank you God even more for not having grown too tired of us and of all the ways we rebell against the world you first created. May we continue to be hopeful, walk under the mercy, and may we turn from our selfishness to pursue your kingdom not ours.

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  1. Beautiful! Good Writin!

    Kyle

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