9th of 9

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          This beautiful break draws to a close. Even at so late the evening hour, tiny night breaths bear the lonesome call of the last water birds. Gazing at the gate I must soon open to return to the world tomorrow, my heart constricts. This has truly been a beautiful 9 days. Even the day I slipped and returned to anger brought me to a new day lovelier than the day before. It’s as if God would not allow anything to tarnish the pearl of His gift to us.

          Still, the 9 was not a break from this world. God did not shield us from pain and stings on this break, He did not take us to a world away from this world. Instead, each day that we lived cuddled in our joy in the evergreen valleys of home and hearth, we also stood within the circle of pain of others. Granted, despite our best intentions, we did not always live our hours in perfect charity and obedience. But like seasoned sailors we rode each crest and billow, our eyes in constant seeking of the Master’s Light. If we fell, we got up and sought our post again.

          Although I tried to live this break for God entirely, no effort of mine could have scripted even a single minute of these 9 days. The gentle flow of hour into hour, from the rose of each sunrise to the sultry, triumphant bloom of sunset, sang of the grace of God Who loves and gives beyond compare.

          It was truly, truly Grace that wrote the story of each day.

 

 

 

 

         

 

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5 comments

  1. So beautifully written! Only by the grace of God is anything possible at all. And yet, when we live our days, knowing that God is present with us always, the impossible becomes possible. We understand that our daily life is extraordinary…God’s grace notes echo wherever we go and whatever we do. We grow weary when we attempt to do anything alone. I love when you spoke of God’s gift to you as a pearl. God gives us many pearls on a continuous basis…How blessed you are to recognize the pearls, and not let anything spoil them. Praying for you as tomorrow begins a new story; may you find pearls even there, God’s divine script waiting to be written upon your heart. He will be with you and His angels will follow wherever you go.

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