Wednesday, May 14, 2008

May Days

Spring has sprung, as the saying goes, and though we always look forward to it, the season also brings a lot more work and outside obligations...And not a lot of time at the computer for things like updating the blog ;}

I wanted to share something I read a while ago from a devotional I treasure called "Streams In The Desert" by Charles Cowman. If you ever have a chance to look at these writings, do. You can find them online. Maybe it is just the place I am at in my life right now, but these words written by one of God's own really resonate with me. For some reason, this selection made me think of Mothers (and Grandmothers) on Mothers Day. We have countless joys and blessings and precious moments as moms and grandma's...but also many sorrows and heartaches, and I know that for me I couldn't bear some of them without my Precious Lord to lead me.

I hope all the women reading this had a blessed Mothers Day this year! And hopefully I will find time for some photo updates soon!

If all my days were sunny, could I say,
"In His fair land He wipes all tears away"?

If I were never weary, could I keep
Close to my heart, "He gives His loved ones sleep"?

Were no graves mine, might I not come to deem
The Life Eternal but a baseless dream?

My winter, and my tears, and weariness,
Even my graves, may be His way to bless.

I call them ills; yet that can surely be Nothing but love that shows my Lord to me! ~ Selected, from Streams in the Desert


KnitNana said...

Lovely...and so true!

Debby said...

Hi Cary,
Thank you for the comment on my blog about invisibility. I'm so glad it encouraged you.
I had the privledge of raising sheep as a young girl. What a wonderful thing you get to on a farm with sheep!

Donna B said...

That is so true. I think often when people accuse God of harshness it is in the midst of his great mercies. We just look at it all wrong.