“In this wasteland that I’m living
There is a crack in the door filled with light
And it’s all that I need to get by.”
That lyric from Needtobreathe’s recent song “Wasteland” has been speaking to me about the nature of hope and how, like the Kingdom of God, all we need is just the tiniest of cracks to see hope take root in our lives.
Hope changes things.
Hope is that little weed that spreads and makes everything seem brighter.
Hope is the light-filled crack that says “there is something better and all you need to do is open the door to find it.”
Another odd (and not-for-all-viewers) place I recently was reminded of this was at the end of “True Detective” … a very dark and depressing TV show. After everything horrible has happened, the two main characters have the following conversation:
Cohle: “I tell you Marty, I’ve been up in that room looking out those windows every night here and thinking there’s just one story. The oldest.”
Marty: “What’s that?”
Cohle: “Light versus dark.”
Marty: “Well, I know we a’int in Alaska, but it appears to me that the dark has a lot more territory.”
Cohle: “Yeah, you’re right about that … y’know, you’re looking at it wrong – that sky thing.”
Marty: “How’s that?”
Cohle: “Well, once there was only dark. And, if you ask me, the light’s winning.”
Let there be light!