So, let Us Not Grow Weary While Doing Good. I remembered this old song by Robert Evans this morning and wanted to share it with you. It’s called ‘Do not lose heart’
The song is free to download too, if you go to scripturesongs.net just right click and ‘save audio as’
It’s stood me well for a very long time.
A Hazelnut by Julian of Norwich
“Our good Lord gave me a spiritual vision of his simple loving. I saw that he is everything that is good for us, everything that soothes and helps us. He is our clothing; he wraps himself around us, enfolding us in his love. His tender love is our shelter; he will never leave us.
Then he showed me a small thing, the size of a hazelnut, nestled in the palm of my hand. It was as round as a ball. I looked at it with the eyes of my understanding and...
Then he showed me a small thing, the size of a hazelnut, nestled in the palm of my hand. It was as round as a ball. I looked at it with the eyes of my understanding and thought, ‘What can this be?’ And the answer came to me: ‘It is all that is created’. I was amazed that it could continue to exist. It seemed to me to be so little that it was on the verge of dissolving into nothingness. And then these words came to my understanding: ‘It lasts, and it will last forever because God loves it. Everything that is, has its being through the love of God’
I saw three attributes to this small thing: the first is that God made it; the second is that he loves it; and the third that he sustains it. But what did I behold in that? Well I saw the creator, the lover and the sustainer. And I recognized that until I am completely one with him I shall never have deep rest not full joy. No, not until I am so thoroughly joined to him that no created thing can come between my God and myself. Such a tiny object stood for all creation!”
I Love this “I saw him as Creator, Lover and Sustainer” 🙂
In tough times it’s easy to forget who we are… watch “Catching Love” https://youtu.be/JOLNlsYpgG8 3 and a half minutes of you and me, my friends.
Well, you are doing a wonderful job. I like your pictures very much and it’s nice to see them here everyday.
Yes, it takes people a wee while for it all to sink in, for them to get the message, but we will get there, yes we will. And know that your very own essence, ‘Essence of Maryke’ is a special gift to this world. Thank you for the lovely pictures 🙂
I hope I can join in sometime too. 🙂
This day is a gift and truly you are a gift to this day, just by being. 🙂
Thank you that was quite lovely 🙂 I shared it too.
Ah you know all the good ones! :))) And yes, it does become a mantra 🙂
Thinking of you.
“Look around and be distressed,
look within and be depressed,
look at Him and be at rest.”
-Corrie ten Boom
“…and His name shall be called…
The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
Love that! Let go or be dragged – hadn’t heard before.
Yes, you are perfectly you just the way you are – time to go and listen to Billy Joel or if you prefer, Barry White singing ‘Just the way you are :)))
That’s very true. What must I do to enter the kingdom? actually, there’s nothing we can do by effort :))))
I sometimes am soooo aware of wanting to let go and let God, so much so that it hurts, but lately I’ve been learning (listening?) that sometimes even the letting go needs to be let go of too. It’s like before I can really let go, I must first embrace ‘it’ all – yes, first I must accept everything as it is, knowing that it is all the way that it ;should’ be, all of it the way it ‘needs’ to be. I guess that’s me learning to Trust.
(Have over-apostrophised a lot here! Is that even a word? hahaha!)
How beautiful, glad it could make it after all 🙂
Well, please keep posting your lovely pictures.
Well Drew, it is certainly all very miraculous whatever happened. Just like you and me – all very miraculous and filled with the wonder of it all 🙂
This made me smile an awful lot Diane, we have both been reading our Habbakkuk!
I have no doubt that you are and will be a great Light 🙂
Fabulous, Diane. And haven’t we been blessed to walk out much-afraid and learn to walk uprightly? And learn that we are NEVER truly alone. And how we are each here for one another with Love at the very heart of each of us 🙂
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