Teach me to number my days aright, that I may gain a heart of wisdom. Satisfy me in the morning with your unfailing love, that I may sing for joy and be glad all my days.Psalm 90:12,14
A dim light shines Beyond the murky glass between The circumstances great and small The ones I have not yet seen A dim light shines Each new morning, noonday and night Satisfying the hopelessness Making what appears wrong, so right A dim light shines I will not get stuck in the murk I will look right past, we'll beyond Knowing it's You, that holds my hurt A dim light shines Refuse to give way to what's dealt You the Healer, Powerful God You dominate the seen and the felt
If you would live in victory over the circumstances, great and small, that come to you each day… and if you want God’s life and power to well up from the depths of your being… then you must refuse to be dominated by the seen and the felt. You must look steadfastly through the visible, until the invisible opens up to you.
Amy Carmichael, His Thought Said… His Father Said, p.30
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.