THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 3, No. 4 – Monday, 22nd January, 2018
(Habakkuk 2:1-3, Daniel 10:1-2, Ezekiel 21:26-27, Psalm 30:4-5)
YOUR GREAT DREAM OF THE NIGHT WILL SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY: ONLY KEEP HOLDING ON
How so dark, gloomy and uncertain about the future were the years from 2011-2013 for me. Life’s turn of events have never been before then so bad. They were my darkest days as a living being whilst then in the city of Aberdeen.
Surprisingly, the brightest sonnets I have written so far were not written at any other time but during those horrid days of uncommon despair. Perhaps you are interested in what a sonnet is. A sonnet is any poem with exactly 14 lines. So, I invite you to take a read of the sonnet below. It is titled ‘The Impossible Dream‘. It is a brief summary of the struggle between the night and the day; it is a reminder of the contest between doom and fulfilment of man’s great dream.
THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
How so dark and deep the night
Beyond the day’s most ebbing dusk.
Darkened skies, brassy heavens, thickening clouds
Lowering so low;
Ever in war
To keep the day’s dream impossible.
And yet so slow the night
Its feet may drag,
But soon breaks forth the dawn
From the night’s impossible grip.
And from its imprisoning bars
Rolls out the day with its alluring beauty.
Then the dark gloom of night fever
Away will fade for the day’s brightening lights.
Having great dreams on the one hand and seeing their reality on the other hand, are two extremes at opposite ends. Consider for a moment how many great dreams you have had. The great dream about that good job, that beautiful future, a happy marriage, pleasurable moments, sound spiritual health, etc. The question is, how many of those great dreams have yet seen the light of dawn or even seen clear reality? For many people, the answer to this question is simply, none or not many. The further question is, why?