Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and it is the movement’s 10th anniversary. Facebook is the reason I know this, of course, but specifically a friend who works at Village Creek Bible Camp shared the website and had a status in pirate talk.
Things like this intrigue me, so I popped over to the movement’s website to check it out. It is worth popping over to the website just to listen to the First Annual Talk Like a Pirate Sing Along.
But what really caught my eye was a phrase above the the video for the sing along.
All Hope Abandon, Ye Who Enter Here
Abandon hope? I think not! Instead of me telling you all why we should have hope, let’s hear from the Word of God.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
Romans 8:24-25 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Psalm 27:4-5 One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.
Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
Our prayer today should be that, even if they make us walk the plank, our hope would be constant in the One who is constant. In that, we can trust and go through whatever anyone – even pirates – brings our way.
As we suffer, let us look to the One who suffered on our behalf for our hope.
By the way – does anyone know how to spell “prayer” in pirate talk?
May the winds blow favorably for you all, mateys!