Friday, December 14, 2012

He has promised

God hath not promised
Skies always blue
Flower-strewn pathways
All our lives through.

He hath not promised
Sun without rain
Joy without sorrow
Peace without pain.

But God hath promised
Strength for the day
Rest for the labor
Light for the way,

Grace for the trials,
Help from above,
Unending sympathy,
Undying love

There are no words for today, for tragedy, that will make sense of it. There is only God, who never sleeps or turns from us. He restores what evil destroys. The evil in and of the world says nothing can come from horror or pain, that fear is our only option. But for anyone who believes in Jesus Christ, hope abounds.

Come Lord Jesus. Be near.

1 comment:

Nori-Lyn Alford said...

Thank you Mary. That was beautiful.