Yesterday, I found myself humming the tune “I Dreamed A Dream” most of the day. I have hummed and sang it a lot since I watched Les Miserables on Broadway last month. I absolutely love the song and show but the lyrics burden my heart for the hurting. The words “I dreamed that love would never die, I dreamed that God would be forgiving” bother me because God’s love never does die, and God is always forgiving. He is Pure love, and only God can give true forgiveness.
We had a house full yesterday with most of our family. It was a very nice Thanksgiving with no problems at all which is a blessing when you get so many people of various ages and personalities together. But there was one here that this song fits perfectly. It absolutely breaks my heart that the love of God has never been accepted by this person. They have had the love and forgiveness of God shared tenderly with them many times but still have not accepted it.
The final stanza of the song also fits the person well:
I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I’m living
So different now from what it seems
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed
These words make my heart cry for anyone in this condition, especially a loved one. There is always hope as long as you are breathing, but it is only found in the forgiveness of God through Jesus Christ. There is no other way!! If you continue to live on your own in this hell-bound world there will be no peace or joy or hope. Jesus is the only remedy for our hopeless condition.
For any reading this that are without hope and are miserable, run to Jesus. Don’t walk, but run into His open arms and find true forgiveness. If you do, you will never be without hope again, because Jesus is our hope.
If you would like to hear something beautiful, listen to this 3 minute video and KNOW that there is hope in Jesus.
Shalom, until next time, Lord willing,