Friday, December 31, 2010

The Gate, the Door, the Year

by Minnie Louise Harkins

I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.'

And he replied,
'Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!'

So I went forth and finding the Hand of God
Trod gladly into the night
He led me towards the hills
And the breaking of day in the lone east.

So heart be still!
What need our human life to know
If God hath comprehension?

In all the dizzy strife of things
Both high and low,
God hideth his intention."

With reflections of the year past and faith for the year forward....welcome 2011!

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Cary, that is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the poem and your photography.