The Norman Transcript


October 18, 2013

Be patient, see what happens



The God that is larger than the universe knows our most profound hurts, our nagging concerns, our unfathomable joys and our illogical dreams. We dream dreams that are too grandiose ever to be rational, possible, or even sensible, and cynicism drenches them like a spilled ice chest over a campfire. But God also dreamed a dream of a universe that would include us, which, as fallible, confused, stubborn and bellicose as we humans are, seems like an impossible or insensible dream in itself. But God has not lost hope in us, for whatever reason. God continues to create, to inspire and to encourage us. So, maybe if God dreams illogical dreams, then it’s OK if we dream those kinds of dreams, too.

Maybe it’s OK if we set down the burden of cynicism and hopelessness and embrace the idea that somehow, everything is going to work out. Maybe it’s OK if we see the best in each other, even if it’s not in vogue to do so. Maybe it’s OK if we encourage each other and trust each other, even when no one looks very trustworthy. Maybe it’s OK if we hold out hope for that little dream we have, even if everyone around us thinks it’s stupid, impractical or impossible. Maybe it’s OK if we cling to the bigger picture, remembering who we are and what we are destined to become. Turn the page and see what happens.

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