challenges of truth * joy of hope
Too often in the very persistence involved in trying to preserve something,error and failure interferes and becomes the very thing that takes it away or destroys it.
This is why God pursues us, and why in this hope joy can be produced.
As I live in pursuit of grace, I smile with the secret understanding that God is the One who is pursuing me, and has since before time. Never will His persistence produce error, nor will it ever destroy His goal, or His pursuit-ee.