Monday May 3, 2010

I read a few Samuel Rutherford quotes today, and this one particularly blessed me:

I dare not say but my Lord Jesus hath fully recompensed my sadness with His joys,
my losses with His own presence.
I find it a sweet and rich thing to exchange my sorrows with Christ’s joys,
my afflictions with that sweet peace I have with Himself.

And a couple of Amy Carmichael poems, including this sweet gem:

And shall I pray Thee change Thy will, my Father,
Until it be according unto mine?
But no, Lord, no, that never shall be; rather,
I pray Thee, blend my human will with Thine.
I pray Thee, hush the hurrying, eager longing;
I pray Thee, soothe the pangs of keen desire;
See in my quiet places wishes thronging;
Forbid them, Lord; purge, though it be with fire.
And work in me to will and do Thy pleasure;
Let all within me, peaceful, reconciled,
Tarry, content my Well-beloved’s leisure–
At last, at last, even as a weaned child.

I am continuing through “The One Year Book of Hope” — I am just beginning a section on Angels, and am looking forward to that.
I have also started “A Grief Observed,” and will soon share some of my favorite quotes/excerpts.
Lastly, I am about to finish reading “Womanly Dominion” — always good to be reminded of my beautiful role as wife, mother, sister, princess, and homekeeper for God.

3 Replies to “Monday May 3, 2010”

  1. I really love Amy Carmichael’s poetry; it’s beautiful.

    I hope your infusions went well today; was thinking of you as I know you get them near the beginning of the week.This past weekend was rough for us as we learned that my cousin in Arkansas will be losing her baby; only a matter of time   There are abnormalities with her precious girl and sounds possibly like anencephaly.  This is her first child and she was horribly sick up until now. (The sickness runs in the family as her mom was the same way with her). I believe she is close to 4 months along. So we are praying for her, for comfort and strength for the days ahead. She lost so much weight (down to 84 lbs!) and it’s just so sad…. my heart is breaking for her.
    Praying for protection for your little one!*hugs*

  2. @yourfriendjc – I will pray for your cousin! Is she a Christian? I know that sometimes Christ’s lap feels like little comfort, but it truly is the only place for solace in a bereaved mother’s world. If she needs anything, let me know – I could share some resources with her. I’ve known some women who have lost their precious ones to anencephaly. (((hugs)))
    Thanks for your prayers for us!

  3. It is my understanding that she is a Catholic and was raised that way.

    I am going to, after a little time (right now I know they need time and space and just, well be to themselves and it is too painful to talk about), send her the link to the new website you shared. I think that would be a help to her. Thank you so much for your offer to help too! *hugs* You are a dear.~Jaclynn

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