November 8, 2013
I embarked along the path
I was directed to take.
Assuming it would be short . . . .
Assuming clear weather . . .
Assuming a warm climate . . .
But these were brief and fleeting at best.
The path was mostly unpaved,
Slippery and full of fallen trees.
I stumbled and skinned my knees.
I was cold.
The only sound I heard was my own breathing
And the call of wild beasts of prey!
Oh, when would I . . .
Will I ever?
At some point I turned around a bend
And there it was!
For a time anyway,
Had been reached!
I sighed at the glow of the sun
And felt its rays.
I wonder . . .
Could it have been there all along
Waiting for me to look up?
By Martha L Shaw – © 11-8-2013
December 16, 2012
Life is full of strife . . . kinda like doing three years of exhausting ministry, loving the unlovable, healing the untouchable, and more . . . and that was on a good day . . . all the while knowing you would be violently killed. Did this knowledge reflect from Jesus’ countenance?
We need to know and reflect . . . and EXPECT great things from Him in us because He promises “greater things than these” and He never fails to on His promises. Like the peasant girl who said:
And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name.” Luke 1:46-47, 49
November 28, 2012
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn. – Henry David Thoreau –
I keep learning anew why I love Thoreau! This quote awakened my soul this morning in so many ways. The Lord speaks to me through nature, through poetry, through things that have always been there but which I had never noticed before He awakened me to something new and gave me the courage to pursue it!