This morning I turned my perpetual calendar over and found a great reminder. “A fiery sunset, tiny pansies by the wayside, the sound of raindrops tapping on the roof–what an extraordinary delight to share simple wonders with a true friend! With wide eyes and full hearts, we come to cherish what others have missed.”
It truly takes setting our eyes and hearts upon the Lord in these dark days so that we are able to see His hand in everything, which brings peace to our hearts. In thankfulness, I ask you to join in to “magnify the Lord with me, and let us lift up His name together” (Ps 34:3).
If you love old hymns, enjoy these verses:
Open my eyes, that I may see glimpses of truth Thou hast for me; place in my hands the wonderful key that shall unclasp and set me free. Silently now I wait for Thee, ready, my God, Thy will to see; open my eyes – illumine me, Spirit divine!
Open my ears, that I may hear voices of truth Thou sendest clear; and while the wave-notes fall on my ear, ev’rything false will disappear. Silently now I wait for Thee, ready, my God, Thy will to see; open my ears – illumine me, Spirit divine!
Open my mouth, and let me bear gladly the warm truth ev’rywhere. Open my heart and let me prepare love with Thy children thus to share. Silently now I wait for Thee, ready, my God, Thy will to see; open my heart – illumine me, Spirit divine!