I am always needing signs from God; signs of encouragement, forgiveness and love. This morning, just after I turned on the radio, one of my favourite hymns played. Was it chance, or did God intend this for me? I knew that this was no coincidence, but rather a sign, from God, for me.
As we begin the new year I pray that all readers of this blog will experience a new year filled with “the beauty of thy peace.”
Dear Lord and Father of mankind, Forgive our foolish ways! Reclothe us in our rightful mind, In purer lives Thy service find, In deeper reverence, praise. In simple trust like theirs who heard The gracious calling of the Lord, Let us, like them, without a word O Sabbath rest by Galilee! Where Jesus knelt to share with Thee With that deep hush subduing all Our words and works that drown The tender whisper of Thy call, As noiseless let Thy blessing fall Drop Thy still dews of quietness, Till all our strivings cease; Take from our souls the strain and stress, And let our ordered lives confess Breathe through the heats of our desire Thy coolness and Thy balm; Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, O still, small voice of calm!