'And I said to the man Who stood at the gate of the year: 'Give me a light, That I may tread safely into the unknown.' And he replied: 'Go out into the darkness, And put your hand in the hand of God. That shall be better to you than light And safer than the known way.' So I went forth and, finding the hand of God, Trod gladly into the night. And He led me toward the hills And the breaking of the day in the lone East. So heart, be still: What need our little life, Our human life, to know, If God hath comprehension. In all the dizzy strife Of things both high and low, God hideth His intention. '
After four days of worry, my husband Ace returned from a trip to Alaska for work. Oh how I worry when he is away. This was driver training on a lake of ice. He was tired from the long flight. The clomp, clomp, thump of little boy feet echoed through the house followed by wild excited expressions of joy from the lips of my children. They adore Ace. Welcome home!
As I saw this scene, I got a glimpse, perhaps for just a moment, of what it will be like when we are once again with our Father. The look on that face...the feeling of His arms around us. I think He'll be the first one to greet us...because he missed us more than anyone else there. This is a glimpse...only it will be brighter. It will be much brighter.
As we never really know what life holds for us, what is the point of worry? It's such a waste of emotion. It's focusing on the worst case...and playing it over and over in my mind. So, I decidedly need to be better at trusting the Lord. I need to be better at looking forward with Faith. So why ever worry? I've needed this quote by M. Louise Haskins this week.
This has been especially poignant to me when too many (1 is too many, of course) families are falling apart around us.
Glad the husbands are home safe this weekend!
Glad yours is home too Verena! God bless!
So beautiful! Thank you.
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