Alive: 47 Days of Lent, Day 33

Alive: Make do and mend

The LORD will surely comfort Zion
and will look with compassion on all her ruins;
he will make her deserts like Eden,
her wastelands like the garden of the LORD.
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the sound of singing.

Isaiah 51:3 NIV

Make do and mend

Though our dreams lie in ruin around us,

and fear is the favored trend,

though events continue to confound us

we will make do, and mend.

Though our hearts are weary and bruised,

and disappointment seems our only friend,

though justice is discarded and power abused

we will make do, and mend.

Because the Earth bears the wounds of greed – 

the desire to acquire and build and spend,

because creation cries out in need

we will make do, and mend.

Even if our hopes are entombed by the night

we will stand firm until the end,

and even as we wait for the coming of the light

we will make do, and mend.

Author: Gideon Heugh, Tearfund

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