Monday, May 31, 2010

The Week in Words



We had such a busy weekend that we all slept in and are taking it easy today. As a result, I had forgotten about The Week in Words this morning. I just have one quote today, seen in With the Word during my devotions recently. It's a well-known poem by William Cowper, but I'd never read the verse in its entirety and paid attention to what it said:
"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; the clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
With blessing on your head." ~~ William Cowper
What a blessing to be reminded that those clouds of trouble we dread so much will be filled with blessings and mercy from the Lord! No need to worry; God is in control and He has a plan!

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4 comments:

  1. We're taking it pretty easy today, too -- no big family gatherings for Memorial Day as one son had to work, one is at a friend's, and a couple of the rest of us are sick. It's a good thing we grilled yesterday, because it's been raining since last night!

    I do enjoy this poem -- I like most of Cowper's. Knowing something of his struggles, his poems are "preaching to himself," reminding himself of those truths as well as the reader.

    Thanks for participating!

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  2. Today isn't a holiday here, but we're grilling ribs - first time ever. Sorry a couple of you are sick; get well soon!

    I don't know anything about Cowper, but I did like this poem. I need to find more of his work!

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  3. Wow! I've heard the first couple of lines of that one--but don't know that I've ever seen the second set.

    "Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; the clouds ye so much dread
    Are big with mercy, and shall break
    With blessing on your head."

    What a wonderful reminder. Thanks--I needed that.

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  4. I'm glad it was a blessing to you, Bekah! Like you, I had heard the first two lines but not the rest. I thought it was great!

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