Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It is

It is:
glad, righteous, for the righteous,
of man, mine, toward, unseen,
patient, steadfast, glorious,
laid up in heaven, good, eternal,
blessed, firm, fully assured,
lively, continual, set before us,
believed in
against itself,
in God.

perishes, secures,
abounds, abides,
partakes, increases,
consoles, waits quietly,
receives, endures,
comes, purifies,
causes rejoicing,
provides rest,
makes speech plain

It is:
a confidence,
an expectation, a door,
rest, a promise, a calling,
a helmet, a reason, a trust,
a cause, an effect, an action,
a refuge, a substance, a tree
of life, faith, evidence,
life, one,
the Lord.

It is:

To see more posts on hope, please visit the blog carnival at Bonnie Gray’s Faith Barista. The links will be live on Thursday morning.

Photograph: Light at the End of the Tunnel by Elisa Xyz via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


sajeevkmenon said...

wonderful poem

Jerry said...

Hope is very diverse. It was hope that kept my brothers wife going through 20 years of cancer to see her son graduate and find direction in life.
All these synonyms of hope...don't mean to be dark but I wonder what their opposites are?
I really need to find some time to integrate into Faith Barista.

Graceful said...

Like this a lot, Glynn.

Neva Flores said...

Love this one Glynn!

katdish said...

It is hope. Yes.

M.L. Gallagher said...

Ah Glynn. I just got back from a presentation to a group of police officers -- all of whom have strong opinions about what we do as an agency -- how and where etc.

and finally, after much vocalizing of their opinions and my listening to hear, not judge, I said,

"Out of all we do and how we do it and where, the reality is, if we do nothing else, what we do best is, we keep hope alive.

for those lost to the street and those who have lost someone they love to the street."

Hope is so vital.

Thanks Glynn

Maureen said...

Hope plays out every day in Haiti, in the schools for girls in Afghanistan, in the hearts of all the families waiting for loved ones to come back from Iraq, in anyone praying, among immigrants coming to the U.S., in those without brave enough to put a hand out, in all of us waiting and looking and working for peace. Hope is the most human of emotions.

jasonS said...

Amen. So encouraging. Thanks Glynn.

Mama Zen said...


nance marie said...

o there's light
- yes there is
in the
- yes there is
shining out
- you can see it shine
from the
eyes of hope
- shining out

yes, there's light
in the darkness
shining out
from the eyes of hope

nance marie said...

ya know...
that picture looks a lot like a full moon.

Jeri@GodsDreamsForMe Ⓥ said...

Wow Glynn! Hope is limitless. No wonder it doesn't disappoint. Woohoo!

Bonnie Gray said...

I agree with Jerry. Hope is diverse and your poetry here illustrates this literally by the fountain of words you've served up here.

You are both a writer and a hope-filled heart -- how did you come up with so many inspiring pictures of hope?

Two stuck out for me in this moment:


You are a faithful one, storing up experiences with faith and here is the evidence of such hope.

Thanks for this Master class brew, Glynn!

Heidi said...

Loved this. Hope is our everything. When I read the word "comes" it seemed to flood over me... "Hope Comes" it always does, doesn't it?! Beautiful. Thank you!

Amy Sullivan said...

I really liked this. I especially liked the words "it is a door and an expectation".