When Tigers Come and Tear Your Dreams Apart

You may have heard of British singing sensation, Susan Boyle. She became an overnight international star after her unexpected performance on Britain’s Got Talent. She sang ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from Les Miserables and she virtually stopped the show with her phenomenal voice.

The lyrics go like this:
“I dreamed a dream in time gone by;
When hope was high, and life worth living.
I dreamed that love would never die.
I dreamed that God would be forgiving.
Then I was young and unafraid,
And dreams were made and used and wasted.
There was no ransom to be paid;
No song unsung, no wine untasted. But the tigers come at night,
With their voices soft as thunder,
As they tear your hope apart,
And they turn your dream to shame!”

When the tigers come at night and tear you and your dreams apart and you find yourself in the depths of despair, remember that there was one who placed Himself in a position of weakness and was crushed.  There was One who into earth’s bitter waters of sin, injustice, and revenge poured a crimson flood of His own blood to make them sweet.  Never was any man more unjustly sinned against.  The world He loved drove nails into His hands and feet.  Yet He prayed, “Father, forgive them.”

Forgiveness is not just a pipe dream. You can receive and extend forgiveness this day only as you look away from yourself and your pain to our wonderful Savior, Redeemer and Friend… our Lord Jesus Christ. For He is the ONLY one who will always let you in and never let you down!

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