Hopes and Longings

Life is a puzzling blend of joys and sorrows.
In times of sorrow, we hope and pray for the joyful time to come.
And when the times of joy come, we pray and fervently wish
that they last forever.

Life is a persistent rhythm of peaks and lows.
When we are down, we look up and reach for the skies.
When we are high, we are literally on top of the world,
becoming aware that we are born for greater things.

Life is the ceaseless undulation of light and darkness, of rest and restlessness.
We greet the coming of the light in the morning with gratitude for another day.
We watch the coming of darkness at night and marvel at the beauty of the night sky,
wondering the why and the wherefore of everything around us.

My heartbeats are but a faint echo of this cosmic beat.
My longings are one with the universe yearning and unfolding.
My hopes are not my own alone.
They are also the hopes and desire of every star in the sky.

For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
~ Psalm 89

“In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
Luke 1:78-79



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