Archive for June 5th, 2010

I seem to be in an extended season of difficulty.  This time around I wondered what I could have done to cause the problem.  How had I strained my ankle?  Rain and responsibility had kept me from doing much activity for several days before the swelling and pain.  It turns out that it was not structural at all but rather inflamation.  It is yet another time to reflect on God’s goodness and man’s condition. 

Pain and pleasure juxtapose
First grow thorns and then the rose
Why these two rise side by side
One we cherish one deride


Must it be that we suppose
Foulness comes with the sweet dose
Neither so before the Fall
Nor in heaven eternal


Better does it good disclose
More thankful now more repose
By suffering our wants end
God does good superintend


Now I enjoy more the rose
Beauty of its top stem pose
Thorns diminish all one day
In His presence I will stay

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Overflows from the Heart

"But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart…" Matthew 15:18


Pointing to the One who made, saved, and sustains