Sunday, March 1, 2009

Everything rides on hope now......

A song to reflect on...to listen for your own heart's interpretation. Been thinking alot on love this week. Accepting the love that is given to us. Recognizing the many forms it enters into our lives and breathes in new hope. For some love can be confusing and distorted because of past experiences or wounding. It takes great risk to open up to its invitations. In my own life, love has come in many forms. I believe genuine love always brings with it the fragrance of hope. Today I am grateful for the love shown to be by those who know me only by my words and images here on this blog, friends who have entered in deep seasons of pain, wrestling and healing with me, those that have walked intimately along side as chosen helpers and guides, my husband and children who receive all the facets of emotion and perspective that I can no longer hold captive, and to a God who has waited as I have slowly and cautiously moved nearer to Him. Their collective love continues to set me free. This rich color of love has ushered in the kind of hope that I am willing to risk for. It seems this song resonates with me because it does feel as if everything is riding on trusting this thing called faith and the hope that is its sweet companion. I know these words can be overused and maybe even abused, overspiritualized and tossed around in trite ways. But I am holding them today in their true colors. In the end...they speak the truth. Each are a beautiful pathway to the undeniable truth...the kind of truth that opens our hearts to that which is bigger than who we are. And in that space is where true hope bursts open wide the doors we have longed to walk through! I encourage you to look for your unique invitation.....

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4 comments:

Jann said...

You have such a beautiful way of writing, Lani--I love the way you paint a lovely picture with words . . . God Bless, Jann

Mana Moon Studios said...

What a beautiful blog you have. I'm so delighted to have found you through Sherry of Everyday Possibilities. Your work is exquisite! All the best ~ Sharon

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Wonderful and so true ~ I was talking to a dear friend about this very thing just today! Thanks for sharing your heart with us!

Victorian Lady said...

Lovely! :) It's always so nice to catch up with you Lani! :)

Mere