There’s a song in every silence seeking word and melody
there’s a light in every darkness bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future, what it holds a mystery
unrevealed until it’s season, something God alone can see.
Thanks to Susie Gentry for this most amazing moment held here
“Hymn of Promise” is a beautiful piece found in many church hymnals. It's about life’s changes ~ those holding on and letting go places of our lives. Here in this middle verse, I most often feel that lump form in the base of my throat and tears begin to flow. It’s as if these words hold my heart and in that moment in these words I feel held by God.
Hope is one of those words that hold far more weight than just her four letters. Hope means possibility and stands tall in the face of ever giving in or giving up. Hope shines in the darkest night and remains through until the morning. Hope is rooted in history and present and possibility~ all three.
On this full moon night, we can almost see in the dark. In this season of waiting, we are given night-vision. On this night we are reminded that what seems impossible is sometimes given eyes to see and hearts to see it through. This hymn encourages us to listen for the songs that are present even in the silence, to seek light even in the darkness.
We are waiting through these cold December nights. And we hope. And we pray. Unrevealed until its season can feel like a very long time while waiting. It can feel impossibly endless. In your waiting on this Full Moon night, may you find comfort and strength enough as you are held in the mystery and promise of hope.
Breath Prayer: “Unrevealed” “until its season”
On this full moon night we watch for you, Holy God. Shine light into the darkness; sing songs into our silence, we pray. Giver of Hope, may we not lose heart, and instead keep our eyes and hearts open to your loving presence in our lives. We lean into your lovingkindness in this season of hope. Amen.
believes in beginnings and beginning again, in holding on and letting go, in God's presence as close as our next breath. Lesley works as a hospice Bereavement Coordinator in Atlanta. She is an ordained minister in the UCC and has just completed her second book, "Grief and the Psalms: Companioning the Moon in 29 Days" (to be released early in 2015).