Monday, September 12, 2016

peace like a river

As rain on meadows newly mown,
So shall he send his influence down:
His grace on fainting souls distills,
Like heav'nly dew on thirsty hills.

By waiting and by calm you shall be saved, in quiet and in trust your strength lies.

                                                 -  Isaiah, 30:13b

God in his power is refuge and strength; God in his mercy is the river that refreshes the soul; God in his beauty stills all our useless struggles and gathers us into his peace.

(from Magnificat, September 2016)

The Lord himself will fight for you; you have only to keep still.

                                            -  Exodus 14:14