Monday, October 26, 2015

...Still hoping...

"Gray hair is a crown of splendor; 
it is attained by a righteous life." 
Proverbs 16:31


"Trust is hope with gray hair.  

A little older, 

a little wiser, 

still waiting, 

still anticipating, 

still hoping -- 

but believing at the same time.  

Believing in the order and the good, even when it can't always be seen.  

Trust is the older sister of hope who lives with quiet confidence, 

standing tall in a world that she doesn't always understand.  

She teaches us to close our eyes, 

click our ruby slippers and whisper 

"there's no place like hope".


Anonymous said...

Prov 16:31 is true, because God says it is true. :)

It's only us humans that struggle accepting what the Lord says is a "crown of splendor".

From my computer dictionary:

Crown - a circular ornamental headdress worn by a monarch as a symbol of authority, usually made of or decorated with precious metals and jewels

Splendor - magnificent and splendid appearance; grandeur

I admit, for a long time, I struggled with accepting gray hair as something lovely. Recently, the Lord has been helping me have a change of heart.


The Piper's Wife said...

Yes, understandable. The culture we live in has a way to make what is truly beautiful something which is not to be desired.