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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sabbath Keeping

O Lord, who art as the Shadow of a great Rock in a weary land, who beholdest Thy weak creatures weary of labor, weary of pleasure, weary of hope deferred, weary of self, in Thine abundant compassion and unutterable tenderness, bring us, I pray Thee, unto Thy rest. Amen.

~ Christina G. Rossetti

When I consider how my light is spent Ere half my days in this dark world are wide, And that one Talent which is death to hide Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest He returning chide, "Doth God exact day-labor, light denied?" I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies, "God doth not need Either man's work or his own gifts. Who best Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state Is kingly: thousands at his bidding speed, And post o'er land and ocean without rest; THEY ALSO SERVE WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT."

~ John Milton, On His Blindness

Thou has made us for Thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in Thee.

~ St. Augustine

Blessings ~ God's patience, mercy, love, abundant compassion ~ unutterable tenderness ~ grace ~ wisdom ~ justice ~

8 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this today. It was just the message my heart needed to hear.

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  2. I will say amen to that

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  3. St. Augustine's quote spoke to me.
    Blessings toy ou,
    ~D~

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  4. "our heart is restless until it rests in Thee", how true! Thank-you Sandra.

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  5. Hi Susan - God knows what we need when we need it; glad you were comforted.

    Hi Cityfarmer - wise words all, eh?

    Hi Deanna - love that quote! God's blessings to you, yours and the work of your heart and hands.

    Hi Kathy - it's one of my favorite quotes; hope you're doing better.

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  6. Wonderful picture and quotes....thanks for posting.

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  7. Bonjour Susan! Thanks for coming to visit my blog; I made a mistake and was a week early for Fathers Day, but any day is a good time to remember our loved ones! Anita

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  8. This was lovely to hear. I hope you are feeling better. I have been thinking about you. Love, Jamie

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