Thursday, October 6, 2011

Grace in Winter

flowers in winter

O child of God this grief
That bows your spirit low
Is yours but half, for Christ Himself
Still shares His people's woe.

His wisdom planned it out
Then bore it on His heart
Till gently on your untried back
Love laid the lesser part.

So take it all with joy,
Together bear the cross,
For while you suffer He distils
A heaven from your loss.

Beneath His secret will
Subscribe with ready pen,
Add to this sorrow God has sent
A resolute 'Amen'.

Each day spend out in faith,
Nor prove His labor vain;
Cast still on Christ the pressing weight
Who only can sustain.
Faith Cook
 (poems based off of Samuel Rutherford's Letters)

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