Wednesday December 23, 2009

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”

  1. 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 

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