Sunday, December 16, 2012
Cries in Ramah
We are not supposed to be crying.
But we do.
Horrible things happen and we do.
Sometimes, we cannot muster up the requisite Christian joy.
But for those times, God gives us hope.
Hope: the gift God gives when we believe, in spite of circumstance, that He loves us.
"Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.--Augustine of Hippo
So, if there is no joy for the moment, hope bears us up. And later, joy will come.
On earth you will have many trials and sorrows, but take heart! I have over come the world.--John 16:32-33