Tuesday, April 29, 2008

True Peace

Psalm 121:5-6

The LORD watches over you –
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

Irises – work in progress

I wanted to share my devotional today from Daily Strength for Daily Needs:
I rest beneath the Almighty’s shade,
My griefs expire, my troubles cease;
Thou, Lord, on whom my soul is stayed,
Wilt keep me still in perfect peace.

– C. Wesley

One great sign of the practical recognition of the “divine moment,” and of our finding God’s habitation in it, is constant calmness and peace of mind. Events and things come with the moment; but God comes with them too. So that if He comes in the sunshine, we find rest and joy; and if He comes in the storm, we know He is King of the storms, and our hearts are not troubled. God Himself, though possessing a heart filled with the tenderest feelings, is, nevertheless, an everlasting tranquillity; and when we enter into His holy tabernacle, our souls necessarily enter into the tabernacle of rest.

–T. C. Upham (1799-1892)

1 comment:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I love how your paintings sometimes resemble stained glass, and you have this spiritual side of you that you share, too.