to live

Submitted by Aisling on Sun, 10/05/2008 - 20:34

To live is not just to exist.
It's so much more in-depth than that, so much more daring, so much more dangerous.
To live is to take a risk, a great and holy risk. And what do we risk?
Our lives.

To live is to believe, when all the odds are against us, and fear is like a bad dream lurking to undo our insides... To live is to hope, when the lights have gone out and loneliness is our last companion... To live is to love, when it might leave our hearts broken, and feel like the death of everything we were waiting for.
To live is to abide in the open broken wound of the heart of God, feeling His blood flow into and over our own brokenness, breathing deeply of His peace, His fidelity, His promise.

And His promise is life.

Author's age when written

"Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more."
–Erica Jong


Wonderfully done! Simple, but it makes a big point.

*There are only two ways to live your life: one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.
--- Albert Einstein*