They stand on the very sword edge of hope
Courage rises to trust
Courage to walk away from this world’s system
And into the invisible waiting arms of eternal peace,
To flee Babylon, to separate from the world.
The God of Heaven who waits for the faithful few
Hand of tender love held out for all His children
Ones so desired, longed for
More than a man’s love for a wife and children
Love for family and friends.
The Divine love from God newly birthed within each;
The Kingdom veil suddenly torn open, forcefully lifted
Gate for the sheep thrown wide open
Deepest mystery of all creation simply made known,
A light that once glimmered off in the distance
Now clearly draws,
What the soul yearns for
Inner being, all that we are,
Creatures, each known from above from the beginning.
The mind thirsts, the heart hungers
As fresh intrigue, mysterious and confusing inner sense of eternity grasped for
The young live as if they hold “forever” in their hands,
The old anguish in the cold face of death seen
Yet, tragically, on his or her own
No one seeks the true Living God who saves!
But the once icy grip was thawed,
All thick ice in fact melted away
As a new unfading warmth covers with a priestly robe of royalty
True hope gave birth to even more hope,
Hope found in the only Faithful One
The One who towers high above all,
Even our very own mountain of reality
Climbed with such determined human effort,
Revelation, a spiritual mountain of riches, treasures to be experienced in this life
The essence and flaming purpose of our eternal being held out,
Ours to simply receive
Generous gift to begin to believe, then to embrace with grace
Abundant faith to celebrate in praise and thanksgiving
Our hope burns even more brightly within.