Date: 11-12-2005

Song: Our Hope Endures by Natalie Grant

You would think only so much can go wrong, calamity only strikes once and you assume this one has suffered her share, life will be kinder from here

Joan: Choked up, you give into your pain and get yourself some tissues because you know you are getting ready to cry. Heart brokened, You can't try to pretend you are fine in my presence. You cherish your tears because your tears make you lose grasp on your fears. I see you cry and your fragility becomes my frailty eventually becoming a fatality. I allow myself to cry and I cherish my tears more than the food I eat.

OH but sometimes the sun stays hidden for years, sometimes the sky rains night after night, when will it clear? but our hope endures the worst of conditions, its more than our optimism, let the earthquake, our hope is unchanged

Adam: You taste the rain because you hope the rain will numb your emotional pain. I stare at your red blood shot eyes and I know no sermon can help you. Sympathetic, my bleeding heart melts like ice cream in your hands. Drowning in tears, you bring out the sun that has been hidden from you for years. Your faith endures even during the lowest points of your life when your childhood fears won't go away. Afraid, you belong with me at the end of every day because I know you will be safe with me.

How do we comprehend peace within pain? or joy at a good man's wake? Walk a mile with the woman whose body is torn with illness but she marches on

Joan: Wonderful world of unborn dreams, open wide breathing spaces. Many beautiful smiling faces paint the world multiple colors. Born out of ashes, only the good and strong at heart die young. Midnight makes me long for the warmth and comfort of home. Birth and death teach me how truly short life can be sometimes.

OH cause sometimes the sun stays hidden for years, sometimes the sky rains night after night, when will it clear? but our hope endures the worst of conditions, its more than our optimism, let the earthquake, our hope is unchanged

Adam: In a world where love and wrath collide, there is still hope for us. My love comes slowly and softly in whispers taking its time to be known to you. Your love comes tenderly in slow frequent heartbeats that are hallucinations. If daydreams could last forever, there would be nomore night. If daydreams could last forever, there would be no need for you to fear me and I wouldn't have to keep my love for you a secret. One day everything will pass away, but my love for you will never die. In a world where love and wrath collide, grace and mercy will be able to hold us together like a neverending embrace.

Emmanuel, God is with us, elshaddai, all sufficient, we never walk alone, this is our hope but our hope endures the worst of conditions its more than our optimism let the earthquake our hope is unchanged

Joan: Grace under pressure, solace stares history right in the face. We don't have a need for breathing space in this holy sacred place. I fight beside you in your silent secret storm. Wholeheartedly, I embrace you and warm you up like a bonfire. I am too attached to wanna let you go. You will never be alone for as long as we break bread together. We are one tonight and done with sorrow forever. Fade away with me, beloved ghost of an unborn tomorrow.

Adam: Inconsiderate, speedy cars drive pass you. Your tears reveal the numerous scars that are on your heart. You are needy for a friend so here I am. I dive into this bottomless sea of grief hoping to bring you some relief. I guess I am not the only one in the world to feel lonely and empty inside after all. I guess I am not the only one in the world to deal with an obstacle. We all struggle through life. Our names are written in the stars. Both of us long for a miracle to happen. Doors begin to open and we grab hold of our blessings.