O God, take me in spirit to the watchful shepherds
and enlarge my mind;
Let me hear good tidings of great joy, and hearing,
believe, rejoice, praise, adore,
my conscience bathed in an ocean of repose, my
eyes uplifted to a reconciled Father;
Place me with ox, ass, camel, goat, to look with
them upon my Redeemer’s face, and in Him
account myself delivered from sin;
Let me with Simeon clasp the new-born Child
to my heart,
embrace Him with undying faith,
exulting that He is mine and I am His.
In Him Thou has given me so much that
Heaven can give no more.
~from The Valley of Vision
2 Replies to “Wednesday December 23, 2009”
I cannot believe we’re so close!!
I didn’t notice there was more to this post up top. For some reason I only saw the part about Christmas being 2 days away 🙂
So I visited Cora’s blog. My goodness, Melissa… I’ve been sobbing for the past hour 🙁 I cannot, CANNOT imagine the emotions I would be facing if this were my first Christmas (or any day) without my precious baby. Wow. My heart is so heavy for them and so overwhelmed with guilt, as I have had recent days where the thought of having another baby anytime soon terrifies me. I feel so busy and overwhelmed with my 3, I forget that more would still be a blessing. Tiring? sure. But a great blessing. And I only realize how much of a blessing, when I imagine one of them taken from me.
Wow. That blog moved me in so many ways. I will keep them in my prayers. Thanks for sharing. Her faith and true joy was so incredible and inspiring to me. -Stef