This Flickering Hope Posted on December 22, 2017 by Elizabeth To hear my blog post read aloud, just click the play button. If you’re reading this in an email, you may have to click here to hear the post on my site. http://madesacred.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/This-Flickering-Hope.mp3 O Come We cry out and we plead O Come We need You. We hope for You. O Come Our hope is a flickering flame. There are no bonfires of hope in a world like ours, only flames that flicker. Sometimes our flame flickers so much that it seems, at times, to go out completely. Yet even if the flickering grows faint, hold on. It will not be extinguished altogether. He promised. …a bruised reed He will not break, and a faintly burning wick He will not quench; He will faithfully bring forth justice. Hold on. He promised He will come and set things right. He is at this moment working through us – through you – to set it right. His promise was proved by His coming the first time. As a baby. As Emmanuel. God with us. He established His Word as true by making His Word take on flesh and dwell among us. God with us. Emmanuel. O Come We raise our arms to the heavens in a desperate cry of O Come He replies, I did come and I will come again. Emmanuel has promised.