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Sunday, January 09, 2011

At the Gate

  2010 Natchez Mississippi Cemetery
And 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 out 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
And He led me toward the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.
So, heart, be still: What need our little life,
Our human life, to know, If God hath comprehension?
In all the dizzy strife Of things both high and low
God hideth His intention.

Author: Marie Louise Haskins

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5 comments:

sarah said...

nice poem....always putting my hand in His...best place...

Janet said...

I like this. Trusting God's hand to guide us through the darkness. Jesus is the light, but sometimes He calls us to trust more deeply. Thank you for sharing!

Donnie said...

That was so lovely. I appreciate the words of someone who can express what is in my heart. Have a blessed Sunday.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

What a beautiful poem.
Blessings,
Ginger

Charlotte said...

There is such wonderful advice in this quote. Thank you for sharing this reminder.
Blessings,
Charlotte