Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Monday Musings (a day late)--Markings

View from St. James Park, London, England

Last week I shared a favorite quote (Go Forth) on the nature of love. I found I spent the week returning to Winslow's powerful words again and again. This was helpful in my parenting. Thus I ask our readers' indulgence as I begin to try to regularly share quotes and verses that have aided me in turning my thoughts toward the Lord. I'll call these posts "Monday Musings."

About two years ago this longtime journaling wanna-be finally began to journal regularly. My first effort was to copy my all-time favorite poem. I stumbled upon the untitled poem in my late teens in Markings, the posthumously published journal of Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General of the United Nations in the 1950s.

Thou who art over us,
Thou who art one of us,
Thou who art--
Also within us,
May all see Thee--in me also,
May I prepare the way for Thee,
May I thank Thee for all that shall fall to my lot,
May I also not forget the needs of others,
Keep me in Thy love
As Thou wouldest that all should be kept in mine.
May everything in my being be directed to Thy glory
And may I never despair.
For I am under Thy hand,
and in Thee is all power and goodness.

Give me a pure heart--that I may see Thee,
A humble heart--that I may hear Thee,
A hear of love--that I may serve Thee,
A heart of faith--that I may abide in Thee.

Rejoicing in our great God's goodness and holiness
~Mrs. Beaver


Nordstroms said...

Needed to read that today! My nephew is coming in less than an hour for 5 days and I NEED God's strength and power to love him and shine for Jesus!

Our Family said...

I will pray for you, dear friend.

I love this from Hannah's prayer in 1 Sam 2:
"There is no one holy like the Lord,
Indeed, there is no one besides You,
Nor is there any rock like our God...
The bows of the mighty are shattered,
But the feeble gird on strength." (vs 2,4)

How glorious--the feeble gird on strength!

With love, Mrs. Beaver