"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!
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,