Future Hope

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One day… 

The never remarried war widow will be reunited with her beloved husband and friend. 

The teenage son who ended his life in despair, torment and mental anguish will embrace his mum and dad once more.

There will be forgiveness, tears, laughter, the beginning of an age of sweet joy. 

The faithful and beloved dog who’s life you ended with a broken but love filled heart will once again be by your side, enjoying the warmth of your presence, the rich comfort of your voice. 

On that day communion will be sweet, so much to catch up on, Nana her skin is so smooth, Grandad so tall and handsome, you’ll know them so well, their heart of love for you shining from their eyes.

The weak will be strong, the humble exalted, the poor will be rich, the empty be filled. 

Your beloved wife has cancer no more, enjoy her sweet smell, relish in her soft touch, her cheeky grin fills your heart like a flood, now laughing together like you did at midnight, but sweeter than it was before the terrible day when hades stole her away. 

The faith and hope that we have is not in vain. Our hearts speak the truth of that which will always remain, a life soon perceived but not yet known.

Love will conquer, love will rule, the mercies of the one who knows us will never ever fail. 

Donovan Shaw 23rd July 2013

From the bible:
1 Corinthians 13:13
So, now, faith, hope, and love remain, these three; and, of them, love is the greatest.

Romans 8: 18 – 25
This is how I work it out. The sufferings we go through in the present time are not worth putting in the scale alongside the glory that is going to be unveiled for us. Yes: creation itself is on tiptoe with expectation, eagerly awaiting the moment when god’s children will be revealed. Creation, you see, was subjected to pointless futility, not of its own volition, but because of the one who placed it in this subjection, in the hope that creation itself would be freed from its slavery to decay, to enjoy the freedom that comes when God’s children are glorified. Let me explain. We know that the entire creation is groaning together, and going through labour pains together, up until the present time. Not only so: we too, we who have the first fruits of the spirit’s life within us, are groaning within ourselves, as we eagerly await our adoption, the redemption of our body.

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