There were loud cheers and shouts of joy as the moment came when this long awaited event would occur. The trumpeters sent triumphant sound waves into the air and the drummers responded. The talking drum in its unique expression made way for, and interlaced the songs of praise and thanksgiving that rent the air as the celebrants and their well wishers displayed their gratitude. The musicians spared no skill and the women led a dance procession in sync. It was a jubilant celebration indeed.
It’s always beautiful to see the end of our journeys of faith – the birth of a child, graduation from school, a promotion at the office, receiving a clean bill of health, the completion of one’s family home, achieving our ideal weight, and so on.
One thing is clear to me. We should never throw our good desires away just because they seem to be way beyond our reach or too difficult to achieve. There is a place for perseverance as we seek to accomplish our dreams and we must never give up HOPE. I’m reminded of a song by Stephen Schwartz that says:
There can be miracles when you believe
Though hope is frail it’s hard to kill
Who knows what miracles you can achieve?
When you believe, somehow you will
You will when you believe
Never give up hope. All things are possible to him who believes!