Thursday, October 19, 2017

Like a Singing Bird

"I'm not sure what I should hope for ", 
said the woman who just buried her mother 
and the year before her 30-ish year old daughter 
and a few years before that her husband 
meanwhile still reeling with sorrow over the death of another daughter, unexpectedly! 
"I'm not sure ...", said the grief-weary mother/grandmother
when the Dr. told her a few weeks ago 
that 'hopefully' these intense chemo treatments 
will get rid of the cancer in her bowels 
so she can then have a hysterectomy 
and 'hopefully' recovery!...

Please, please join in prayer for this woman(her name is Audrey)
and her family who have suffered SO much loss!
"Hope springs eternal in the human breast", 
a line in the Casey at the Bat poem that rings true in a whole lot more than sports events!

...and a God-timed post from Ann. Why God Doesn't Heal People We Love?

There beats within, like a caged Thing
A warrior’s wing of squadron might
Its vestal wraith fires, fuels faith
And fits the fighter for the fight

There pulses in vessels of skin
Something akin to God; this dust
An escadrille where mortal will
Suffers through drills that succour Trust

There soars through stars and sorrow-bars
To Holy God from lowly worm
A cry to He who calms the sea
And throws His life-line through the storm

…and This IS Hope; how could we cope
Without God’s grace to under-gird
Prayer meets its Mark, Light shatters dark
Hope spreads its wings, sings like a bird

© Janet Martin

And hope does not put us to shame, 
because God's love has been poured out into our hearts 
through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Romans 5:5


Oh Lord, may we, as You did in Gethsemane, cry "not my will but Yours be done!" 
knowing Your reply is for Your glory!

and an oldie but a goodie by Kitty Wells

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