September 15th // Charlie Bufford

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“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”
Hebrew 11:1

Hope, O’ where has she gone?

The babies have ceased to cry for her convinced by the darkness that she would not come. It is as though as some time in the night the artery of a generation was severed and hope was bled from it veins.

With words of wisdom lacking our youth’s greatest advice for one another is you bring death upon one own dead swiftly. In jest or seriousness, they say one to another “kill yourself”. With encouragement and challenges death has taught a generation the fastest and most direct route to it belly and on your kids it has it’s fill.

O’, hope where has she gone. Has she abandoned our children? Has she grown bored of this place and sought a greater adventure? Or could it be something else.

Has she been taken captive? Does she lie imprisoned waiting to be set free? I think this may be it? But where would this prison?

I think now I see. Could it be that she is bared within those of “Faith” crying, scratching, begging to be set free.

I can hear her now aching, full, pregnant with substance ready to deliver.

Will we let our faith birth the substance of hope into a generation, desperate for her comfort or will we bind her knees shut? Will we of faith be the hands and feet of delivery, or will we choose to drown in our vanity causing hope to abort that which our little ones starve for.

Can you hear her lamenting, “set me free set me free?”

Can you hear the whisper of our children’s hearts, hope I hopes for you and like everyone else you didn’t come but death is here so he I will follow.”

The hour has come and we can wait no longer we much unanimously, without fear and reservation set hope free through the manifestation of our faith in our great and beloved Savior Jesus.

I am so grateful to be a part of a people who cry loud “whatever it takes.”

Who lay their lives down daily in what may seem the most minute ways and as they lay to rest with heavy heats full of love they say to our King, “I’ll do it again tomorrow Jesus, whatever it takes.”

“…For behold the kingdom of God is within you.”


Let’s let it out!




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