Pastor’s Pondering – August 22, 2018

Oh, I hope so-

And that hope

Is forged in suffering,

Hammered by prayer,

Tempered by faith,

Made rusty by waiting

And sometimes

Hope is all I have.




But hope is also a seed,

Not so much patient as stubborn,

Eager to make an opportunity

Of the slightest thaw,

The slimmest break in a drought,

The tiniest scrap

Of thin bare soul,

And hope will not be

Denied by God,

Even if it be scorned by men,

Mocked by women,

And toyed with by children.


I hope so,

And I pray so.



George Pasley

August 22, 2018

Martin TN

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