VIII. Persuade me not that there can be no hope

See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Everyone who has this hope based on him makes himself pure, as he is pure. -1 John 3:1-3

Persuade me not that there can be no hope,

Though now alone I scale life’s mountains vast:

For I’ve been told what lies beyond the slopes,

When weary present, gone, becomes the past.

When, conquered, vast peaks in the distance lie

And treacherous climb is naught but memory;

When, overcome, my fears are left to die,

Will He not tread the peaceful path with me?

Why, even now His words do light my way.

Before collapse, new strengths in me arise.

O Way, O Truth, O Life! Did you not say

You would be with us, yea, ‘til the world dies?

I’ve need of nothing more than You, my Light;

I am Your own; You lead me o’er the heights.



About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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