In an age where humankind’s never held its destiny so more dearly by its own hand we’re a people strangely darkened by pessimism. We forget, familiarly, the power of the Spirit that has won us.
Beyond simple optimism and geniality stands us; if we’d see the hope altogether visible. It’s the victory of obedience; to believe upon the deeds of the Saviour, Jesus. Further, it’s the commitment of ongoing repentance—turning to God so we might go beyond that which stilts us.
Mr Geniality and Miss Optimism,
Went from here to there,
No matter what annoyed them,
A cheerful smile they’d bear.
Some trips were terribly tough,
“Sure!” they would say,
“But not all of life is rough,
Perhaps not even today.”
© 2011 S. J. Wickham.