I am joining with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.
Today’s prompt is:
the living hope of the living G-d
Sometimes we think G-d is not like us. We think He is unfeeling and uncaring and far away from our anguish, far away from comprehending our deepest joys. Yet this is not true. This is not who He is. He is filled with affection and emotion. He created us in His image to feel and live fully and love deeply. He is not aloof and arrogant. He is not expectantly waiting for us to fail so that He can show us how pathetic we are. This is not G-d. He doesn’t look upon the suffering of His people and turn His love away. He isn’t mean like man. He doesn’t lie nor change who He is. His words stand and His decrees are written in eternity.
There is living hope deep within the heart of G-d for a people He created for Himself, a people He called His firstborn Son, a people He put His name upon forever, His people Israel. The Holy One of Israel aches for His people. He knows their history. He remembers their days of rejoicing. He holds in His heart their days of suffering. He has not forgotten. He continually remembers the plight and experience of His people. He suffered with them. In the fullness of time, they will comprehend that He was with them.
It beseeches all who live for and believe in the one G-d to lay hold of the heart of G-d for His people Israel. As the nations rage against the people of Israel once again, lay hold of His heart. Take courage and learn to stand with Him. Lay hold of His heart and love whom He loves. To the Jew first, then to the Gentile.