Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hope for a New Beginning

Proverbs 23:18 There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

The word "hope" appears 174 times in the Bible. Emily Dickinson wrote a poem about hope that is reprinted below. She describes hope as feathers on a bird. A bird with broken wings (or no hope) cannot fly.

If your "wings" are damaged, take a look at what is causing the brokenness, and seek healing. The old year is gone now and the reason for your broken wings is behind you as long as you can let go of it and learn to fly again.

Read Dickinson's poem about hope and find comfort and healing in God's Words. It is repeated 174 different ways so that you can know just how important it is to learn to fly again and soar with the eagles. Are you ready for take off?

Hope (by Emily Dickinson)

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

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