Alive: 47 Days of Lent, Day 40

Alive: What hope do we have then?

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:5 NIV

What hope do we have then?

Night will fall on you.

Of course it will.

You will find yourself one day


wandering the desert of your failures.

You will stand by the deathbed of your dreams,

helpless and afraid.

What hope do we have then?

My friend, when the Spirit wrapped itself

in the Rabbi’s flesh, it declared 

that we are to have life in all its fullness.

Yet we have forgotten that death

is part of life, that existence grows

from decay.

We have forgotten that night

is simply an opportunity

to anticipate 

another sunrise.

Author: Gideon Heugh, Tearfund

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