Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Of History and Footprints~



 By dusk the day's traces were washed from the beach...

They come and then they go
Like footprints in the sand or snow
But still they guide us faithfully
By what we learn through history

To stop our eyes and ears
Against life’s past or future fears
Is to repeat oft, hopelessly
Those lessons taught in history

Soon Time will wash away
The visible steps of today
Yet, we are wise to pause and see
Their lessons sealed in history

© Janet Martin

“Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.”
Edmund Burke

Just read Heb. 11. Feeling discouraged? What great testimonies of faith and endurance we are reminded of in this chapter!

 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, Heb. 12:1

Blessed Assurance 
 words by Fanny J. Crosby


2 comments:

  1. Beautiful Janet, love the last stanza.

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  2. Hi Lisa, thank-you:) I've been reading some quotes by Edmund Burke and the one I included esp. struck and inspired.

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