Love Hopes All Things
What is your deepest dream?
Not the kind of dream that happens during sleep, but a vision for life that you hold dear?
Dreams and dreaming are a vital part of the human experience.
The website, Spinditty.com, has a list of 75 top songs that focus on dreams and dreaming.
Here are a few of the most popular songs:
“I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” written by Irving Berlin and released in 1942.
“All I Have to Do Is Dream” by the Everly Brothers, 1958.
“Dream Lover” by Bobby Darin in 1959.
“California Dreamin’ (1966) and “Dream a Little Dream of Me (1968) by The Mama and Papas.
“Dream On” by Aerosmith in 1973.
“Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac, 1975.
“Sweet Dreams” by Annie Lenox and Eurythmics, 1983 – and Beyonce, 2008.
“The River of Dreams” by Billy Joel, 1993.
“Dream Baby Dream” by Bruce Springsteen, 2008.
“Just a Dream” by Carrie Underwood, 2007.
“Wildest Dreams” by Taylor Swift, 2014.
There is a nursery song, “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” which ends with the line, “Life is but a dream.”
Several Disney movies contain songs about following your wildest dreams.
And there are more profound dreams.
On August 28, 1963, Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
He protested racism and encourage racial unity in the United States.
Here’s an excerpt:
“And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal….”
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.”
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.”
Love hopes all things.
Hoping and dreaming share a common theme – the desire for something better, something nobler, and something more glorious.
Hope is rooted in taking action that expects a better future to come. In contrast, a dream can often be passive and wishful thinking.
When love hopes all things, love expects, anticipates, and awaits the reality of God’s dream – God’s Reign – to unfold in the present moment and when tomorrow comes.
A love-filled life depends on our most profound hopes and expecting them to come true.
So, what is your deepest hope?
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