Posted in contagious, darkness, Emotional, faith, God, joy, light, love, scripture, Spiritual

In The Midst Of

Heavy dark clouds, drenching rains, lightning, and thunder dominated the weekend.  Floods for some.  But the light of day peeped out for a few minutes each day.  The songbirds sing for joy.  People come outside to pluck a weed or two in the flower bed, maybe to get a start on the many more that will appear with an eventual sunny afternoon.  Neighbors take their furry friends for an afternoon stroll.  The next impending rains quickly arrive before their return to shelter.  Nature’s shower refreshes the soul in the midst of chaos and darkness. “He will not break off a fractured reed, and the lamp that flickers He will not extinguish until He will bring the verdict of innocence” or another version of this scripture in the book of Isaiah repeated in the gospel of Matthew, “A bruised reed He will not break, and a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice.”

I am reminded with this church hymn this Sunday morn …

Joyful, joyful
We adore Thee
God of glory
Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Hail Thee to the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness
Fill us with the light of day

~ Friedrich Schiller ~

Let your light shine.  Make joy in the midst of the dark clouds.  Make love besides.  Love wins every time.  It is contagious, and lights up this world!

 

 

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