Friday, January 7, 2011
Continuing the Quest
Hopelessness (i.e. Despair) is a dangerous thing. It can cause you to just give up all together and quit the game.
And here's what I getting at. Yesterday was one of hope. It's as if, like in the game, 4 Grail cards were placed and we sensed the Grail (the hope for restoration) nearly within our grasp. Today, this morning... Someone must have placed "Despair" cards while I was sleeping. But I am persevering in hope: "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us." (Romans 5:1-5)
So, there. I am placing another "Grail card" and continuing my quest. I will not be defeated by the enemy of despair.