7 days of hope blog tour

This is a world of people who laugh and people who lie
And people who forget, and people who forgive,
And people who steal and people who give more than anyone will know
And people who are all of these, 
Wrapped up in one sin-soaked image of Someone 
Who we can’t even begin to imagine 
Because the fabric of who He is
Defies what defines us.

We are magnets to what we hate in ourselves.
Yet redemption echoes in small moments
When we see that the magic of the world
Is not enough.

What a mess
Of contradictions we are.

In a world where seeing a few more stars than usual
Gives me a sudden deep breath
And a feeling that I’m rooted—that I belong,
And a feeling that maybe I forget
Some of the reasons that it is beautiful to be alive

I know we do not deserve more than this
But the yearning that stitches our souls together—
The hope for something beyond what our hands can hold
Reminds us that we were meant for something
We can’t fathom.

Someone loved you enough to die for you
Because He knew that was the only way to give you hope.

So if hope is a cobweb in a corner of your mind
Spend time spinning it into an idea that can almost capture
The wonder of the real thing.

jo, from livsnjotare, is shouting and waving her arms at you in the following paragraph (or maybe she’s whispering through the dark), imploring you–daring you, to hold onto that yearning that makes you human, that reminds you of what is meant to be:

but we yearn to do something good anyway. but there are people right now chanting and learning and educating and fighting for right and they’re doing amazing and there are a bunch of people signing up to teach me and a bunch of other lost, nerdy kids how to sing, how to dance, how to dream this summer, there’s stars and there’s sun and there’s a spotify playlist that is streaming truth and beauty and goodness and how, how can anyone look at this world and not realize what it could be, what it was meant to be?

my God really made some amazing things, and yes, they’re so messed up now, but even with their serious flaws they’re beautiful. that is wild. that is so wild. can you not feel that?

if the hate that fueled all these horrible people (read: all of us) to do what we’ve been doing for centuries was replaced with hearts, with love, with holy sacred rightness, what would the world look like?

idk man, but it must be… beautiful.

And sometimes, music can breathe meaning into an idea like nothing else.

All this time
The sun never says to the earth,

“You owe

What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the

Seven Billion Smiles is stop #5 on the 7 Days of Hope Blog Tour:

Day 1 (August 16) – SawyerMarie https://sundropgirls.wordpress.com/
Day 2 (August 17)- Brooklyn Elysse http:bensshowersofblessings.blogspot.com/
Day 3 (August 18)- Katja https://littleblossomsforjesus.blogspot.com/
Day 4 (August 19)- Brooklyn http://fiveshekels.wordpress.com/
Day 5 (August 20)- Emma https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blog
Day 6 (August 21)- Ellen http://musingsbyellen.blogspot.com/
Day 7 (August 22)-Abby Elissa https://abbyelissa.blogspot.com/

Thanks, Sawyer Marie and Abby for hosting! 🙂