The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.ISAIAH 32:17
Dark clouds settle in Veiling the highest peak Stars that shine above Now concealed underneath Feelings come and go Obscuring what is seen Futures do not show Cloaking every dream Dark clouds don't affect God's everlasting plans Kept by God alone All upheld in His hands Though clouds settle in The highest peak unveils Stars still shine above The brightest ones prevail
Even supposing the clouds had wholly covered the face of the mountains, and not a star shone through the piled-up masses, the mountains would still have stood steadfast and the stars would not have ceased to shine. I thought of this and found it very comforting, simple as it is.
Heaven is no dream. Feelings go and come, like clouds. But the “hills” and “stars” abide.
Amy Carmichael, Edges of His Ways, March 27.
My sweet Dad, John Kennedy, was diagnosed with ALS on July 19, 2022. He is braving the most devastating diagnosis that I could imagine. In prayer, he refers to this trial as “My great hurt” and I never want to forget this.
On Monday, February 6, 2023 (only seven months after my Dad’s diagnosis of ALS), the neurologist told us that my Dad could contact hospice – whenever he felt ready. I need the courage to trust – just like my Dad. He is the bravest man that I know.