the corner of a page

there’s a page I see, and it’s dark
covered with all kinds
of blackness

and ugliness
and sin
my doings.

an unseen hand reaches down
and lifts up the corner
– only the corner

the top left corner of the page
for me to see
what’s coming up next

light explodes into my eyes
brilliant light
white light

glorious light.
from one corner of the page
into my soul.

the rest of the page stays where it is
and I only see that one corner
but it’s enough to give me hope
– in fact, it IS the hope

that when i see
what’s on the next page
i’m really going to like it.

God is great
and God is good.
His love endures forever

For I know the plans
that I have for you,’
declares the LORD

‘plans for welfare
and not for calamity
to give you a future and a hope.