454. Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark. ~Rabindranath Tagore

Faith in God is the gift
that takes us beyond our limited self,
with all its incessant demands.
It opens us to a life that stretches us,
enlightens us, and it springs surprise upon us.
Such faith, like love, sees that which
is invisible and lives by it.
~Vincent Nichols

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Holy Life-Giver,

Doctor of the desperate,
Healer of everyone broken past hope,
Medicine for all wounds,
Fire of love,
Joy of hearts,
fragrant Strength,
sparkling Fountain,
Protector,
Penetrator,
in You we contemplate
how God goes looking for those who are lost
and reconciles those who are at odds with Him.

You bring people together.
You curl clouds, whirl winds,
send rain on rocks, sing in creeks,
and the lush earth green.
You teach those who listen,
breathing joy and wisdom into them.

We praise You for these gifts,
Light-giver,
Sound of joy,
Wonder of being alive,
Hope of every person,
and our strongest Good.

~St. Hildegard of Bingen

The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? ~Psalm 27:1   ✝

Thank you, Jesus, that you save, you heal, you restore, and you reveal Your Father’s heart to us! May I dwell in Your holy presence and praise Your name for all you have given.

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19 thoughts on “454. Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark. ~Rabindranath Tagore

  1. Beautiful and I love the words of Vincent Nichols ( my maiden name is nichols 🙂 ) and I like what he says about “faith in God taking us beyond our limited selves. . .” as we are so deeply limited yet often view ourselves as limitless—to be reminded we are indeed small yet are engulfed in the love of an infinite and compassionate Father. . .
    thank you for this wonderful reminder and lovely image—hugs—cookie

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    • Well, hello, Ishan. I’m glad so you are back safe and sound from Pueblo and hope that you had a wonderful and meaningful time while there. I am also glad you enjoyed my post today and am looking forward to more from you now that you are back. Hugs and blessings, Natalie 🙂

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  2. What a beautiful and accurate of faith!! Natalie you choose so beautiful quotes, pictures and poems! Post like this really touches the depth of my soul! I have still to explore your blog… and to discovers wonders like this. Thank you so much for teaching us that, everywhere in the world, men and women (like St. Hildegard of Bingen), as they were beacons of Light, sing for us the beauties of God!

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