Haiku of Hope

Have you ever written a haiku?

Believe it or not, it’s fairly easy, even for those of us who aren’t poets.

Just 3 lines, no rhymes, and a few counted syllables for each line – 5, 7, and 5.

That’s it.


As with every art form, haiku are a unique and beautiful way for all of us to interact with the world, including ministry. At Accessible Hope we often talk about how we were created by God to create, and it is an inherent piece of our identity as Imago Dei (God’s image bearers) to participate in creating, appreciating, and meditating on art.

You might be surprised by how enriching it was for our staff and board to write haiku about “making hope accessible,” and sharing them together during our recent board retreat at the end of May. We also wrote haiku about “waiting in hope” which is our theme for the year. As we sat together, sharing the words that flowed from our hearts and spirits regarding this sacred task, we felt the presence of God with us, encouraging us as we pursue this necessary and sometimes challenging work that he has called us into.

Today and over the next few months, be looking for these haiku to make appearances in our communications. We hope that as you reflect with us on these small but profound truths, you too would be challenged and encouraged to ask how God is inviting YOU to be a part!

Doors my eyes don’t see.

Closed on hope, dignity, love.

Jesus opens wide.


The boat fills, fear flows.

Who is He? Storm Commander.

Hope awaits in Him.