Even as the stone
of the fruit must break,
that its heart may stand in the sun,
so you must know pain…
Accept the seasons of your heart,
even as you have always
accepted the seasons
that pass over your fields…
Our Father, each day is a little life, each night a tiny death; help us to live with faith and hope and love. Lift our duty above drudgery; let not our strength fail, or the vision fade, in the heat and burden of the day.
O God, make us patient and pitiful one with another in the fret and jar of life, remembering that each fights a hard fight and walks a lonely way.
Forgive us, Lord, if we hurt our fellow souls; teach us a gentler tone, a sweeter charity of words, and a more healing touch.
Sustain us, O God, when we must face sorrow; give us courage for the day and hope for the morrow.
Day unto day may we lay hold of thy hand and look up into thy face, whatever befall, until our work is finished and the day is done. Amen.
~St. Francis of Assisi, 1181-1226
I love you, Lord, my strength. Psalm 18:1 ✝
Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you save, you heal, you restore, and you reveal Your Father’s heart to us! You have captured me with grace and I’m caught in Your infinite embrace!
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Your last paragraph really touched me; beautiful!
Thank you, Susan. I’m glad you liked it. Hugs, Natalie 🙂
Yes,dear Natalie,each day a new life begins,a new miracle and we should be grateful that we wake up,we are alive and able to enjoy all the blessings of life.Occasionaly, the sun is hiding behind the clouds,but it is always there shining and we should patiently waiting to see it again …
Strong and meaningful your post,Natalie,radiating hope and positive energy!
Love and hugs , Doda 🙂 xxx
Thank you, Doda! Yes, indeed we must greet each day as the miracle and blessing that it is. After my stroke nearly two years ago, that message was driven home with immense clarity. Hugs and love to you too, Doda. Natalie 🙂
Natalie, this is perfect for me today. I’ve just recently read an Agatha Christie novel too. Is the quote at the very end yours? I have been enjoying it on your posts. It’s so comforting to remember that His embrace is infinite.
Blessings ~ Wendy ❀
I’m so glad it was a good one for you today. Yes the lines at the end are mine. They came to me as a result of a sermon several weeks ago. I’m glad that you find them as comforting as I do. Hugs, Natalie 🙂
Beautiful Natilie, and befitting as I just heard that one of my family members passed away yesterday. Your prayer has helped me ease the pain. Thank you.
Thank you, Patricia. I’m so sorry that you lost a family member this week. May the Lord bring you His peace that transcends all understanding. Love and hugs, Natalie
as always, most relevant and most aptly moving and stirring–as your words mixed with the images reach to soothe all who can read and see—hugs to you—Julie
Thank you, Cookie. I’m glad you found the post meaningful. Hugs, Natalie 🙂
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