Hope: Guardian of the Soul
If faith is the substance of things hoped for, and evidence of things unseen; then hope is surely sustenance for the soul. Nurturing, edifying, lifeblood of the spirit.
With hope we are nourished, strengthened and sustained by the things we are sure of. Love, compassion, forgiveness, belief. Elemental, life preserving, manna from heaven.
Hope softens the gnawing hunger for things yet longed for; justice, mercy and understanding. Thirst assuaged by the reassurance of things foreshadowed and the blessed certainty of Charity and Grace.
Hope is the covering of cloud by day, the fire to illumine the night, and the still small voice of calm that calls and inspires through a wilderness of pain and uncertainty, on towards a place of promise and joy.
Hope is protector and guardian of the soul, while faith brings us home; to a place and a future where healing and happiness are assured, and peace, blessed peace, will reign eternal.
Oscar, hope is an ever present reminder of your humanity, your self-worth, validation of your place in this world; a life treasured by the One who matters and those who care, and a future worth fighting for. May God continue to bless you, keep you, and preserve in you the hope, faith and love you need to sustain you on your journey home.
Much love, Heather