to African friend: “What’s the deal with Africa? Noth/South Axis, colonialism, bad luck, a curse…?”
“Nope” said African friend, “in Africa the back is to the future. Problems always seem to be a surprise from mysterious places.”
A future worth facing, a hope, changes everything.
not shaped by:
a fear of spirits (what if I don’t factor them right?),
or a fear of economics (what if I don’t factor them right?),
but are centered on a fear of the LORD (what if I don’t factor Him right?)
then there is a promise of a hopeful future. Right will be made complete. Today is a day to look toward the future with hope.
My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad
My inmost being will exult when your lips speak what is right
Let not your heart envy sinners,
but continue in the fear of the LORD all the day.
Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.