Three short pieces, by way of encouragement.
God did not say,
“You shall not be tempted;
you shall not be troubled;
you shall not be distressed.”
God did say,
“You shall not be overcome.”
from the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways Archive and posted on https://re-worship.blogspot.nl
In the darkest night,
in the valley of the shadow of death,
we find shadows
bearing witness to the dawn
for it is in the pile of fallen leaves
that we find the acorn.
(Photo: Irene Bom)
The desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom;
it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
Seen any crocusses lately?
See also: Theme: Do not lose heart (Prayer sheet)