These lyrics from Les Miserable hold the key to what most of us feel as we get older:But the tigers come at nightWith their voices soft as thunderAs they tear your hope apartAs they turn your dream to shame.So many of us as we age,have had our dreams crushed or we abandoned them by the wayside due to other obligations taking their place.But as Christians, we need to hold tight to the promises God has made to us.Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." If we believe we are loved,then we must know that God wants to encourage our dreams.The dreams you hold onto were put there inside you by the one who created you.He knows your talents,your personality. It is not an accident that wine gets better with age.We can also see that with age, our hearts grow softer,our compassion greater,our depth of understanding situations priceless.Take those small steps, with each step your courage builds,and you step into your own true self.But don't stop there,be an encouragement to others who have been battered by life as well,reach out to them and show them that it all starts with Faith,and that love will carry them the rest of the way.
Absolutely beautiful and so compelling. Thanks you Gayle. Love you!