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Monday, September 22, 2014

The September of my life.....

"Old is where I live now, Lord.
I am in the September of my years,
with more years behind me than ahead of me.
And yet, the perspective is such a relief!
Looking back,
I can see clearly Your footprints in my past.
At the time,
my troubles hid Your face from me,
but now I can see plainly that You were there all along,
weaving even my trials into a rich tapestry of experience.

I wish I could have trusted You more in the past,
but I was afraid a lot.
Now that I am closer to the end,
I am not so afraid anymore, Father.

My heart is as still as a day in September."

~~~ Daniel Schantz ~~~



Breathing in Grace,



2 comments:

  1. Lovely! And something I needed today, Deb. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. That's a beautiful poem...I am far past September and I see His footprints behind me and I feel Him in front of me, leading me through life. Grateful!

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