Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Hope in the Darkness: The Presence of the Light {Meditations of My Heart Mondays}


“In me there is darkness,
But with You there is light;
I am lonely, but You do not leave me;
I am feeble in heart, but with You there is help;
I am restless, but with You there is peace.
In me there is bitterness, but with You there is patience;
I do not understand Your ways,
But You know the way for me.”

“Lord Jesus Christ,
You were poor
And in distress, a captive and forsaken as I am.
You know all man’s troubles;
You abide with me
When all men fail me;
You remember and seek me;
It is Your will that I should know You
And turn to You.
Lord, I hear Your call and follow;
Help me.”

~Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison


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5 comments:

  1. This was so eloquently beautiful. Bonhoeffer was one of the true heroes of the faith. These words almost sound like a psalm.

    Yes, in every moment of darkness, the Son shines His Presence.

    GOD BLESS!

    (Over from Sharing His Beauty)

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    1. Sharon, thank you for coming over. I appreciated Bonhoeffer's words and am eternally grateful for the Word that became flesh and that His life is the light of men.

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  2. I live Bonhoeffer's writings. So profoundly deep. So thankful He shines through all of the areas of darkness in my life.

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    1. He does! And to think we may reflect His light! May our faces shine as we behold Him.

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  3. I do not understand Your ways,
    But You know the way for me.

    Oh, this is what a need to grasp on to for today! Thank you and thanks for linking up again!

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