God, grant me calm reflection
In the midst of all my busyness.
A string of tasks stretches out before me
Like a long and narrow bridge
Over turbulent waters
Which I must dare to cross.
Shrouded in fog lies the other side;
I cannot see where it will end,
Nor even if it will.
Give me strength to cross this bridge,
One step at a time,
And in the crossing not to let
The wind above or waves below,
Nor the length of my progress,
Steal my eyes from Thee.
May my steps not falter into old weaknesses,
Nor be stopped by stark adversity.
But carry me gently, faithfully,
In the patient practice
Of diligent obedience.
In all my tasks, Lord, great and small,
Make Thyself great in me.
* Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of the next month and a half, I'm making a few minor changes to my schedule of posting. All posts will continue to be made daily and will consist of material that has not appeared before on this blog. However, because my time will be taken up by my final thesis defense for my Master of Church History degree and by a trip to the Holy Land, several of my ongoing series will be on hold until May.
- On Wednesdays, I'll be posting some of my original poems from my college years, and then in May my "Evangeliad" poems will resume.
- On Thursdays, my series on "How to Be Miserable in Your Christian Life" will wrap up by the end of March. That will conclude that series for now; however, if you enjoyed it, please let me know, because I may add more to it at some later point.
- And on Fridays, my "Glimpses of Grace" series will be on hiatus until May. In the meantime, it will be replaced with a serialized, unpublished novella that I wrote back in 2005, "Worth It All." Beginning in the first week of May, "Glimpses of Grace" will return, this time in the Thursday slot, and a newly-composed adventure novel will be posted on Fridays.