A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

December 10, 2013

Suffering…has it’s place in our lives producing a beauty that can be attained no other way.

 

2 Corinthians 1:6,7    “If I am in distress, it is in the interests of your comfort, which is effective as it nerves you to endure the same sufferings as I suffered myself.  Hence my hope for you is well-founded, since I know that as you share the sufferings you share the comfort also.  (Moffett)

 Found this beautiful poem in “Streams in the Desert”  this morning.  Enjoy!

 

Once I heard a song of sweetness,

As it cleft the morning air,

Sounding in it’s blest completeness

Like a tender, pleading prayer

And I sought to find the singer,

Whence the wondrous song was borne;

And I found a bird, sore wounded,

Pinioned by a cruel thorn.

 

I have seen a soul in sadness,

While its wings with pain were furl’d,

Giving hope, and cheer, and gladness

That should bless a weeping world;

And I knew that life of sweetness,

Was of pain and sorrow borne,

And a stricken soul was singing,

With its heart against a thorn.

 

Ye are told of One who loved you,

Of a Saviour crucified,

Ye are told of nails that pinioned,

And a spear that pierced His side; 

Ye are told of cruel scourging,

Of a Saviour bearing scorn,

And He died for your salvation,

With His brow against a thorn.

 

Ye “are not above the Master.”

Will you breathe a sweet refrain?

And His grace will be sufficient,

When your heart is pierced with pain.

Will you live to bless His loved ones,

Tho’ your life be bruised and torn,

Like the bird that sang so sweetly,

With it’s heart against a thorn?

 

~unknown

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