Hope is the ability to
hear the music of tomorrow;
Faith is the courage to
dance to it today.
Because of the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
To shine upon those who sit in darkness
and the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.
~ Luke 1:78-79
Hidden in a rocky corner of the forest
the voice of the waterfall first bids me come;
then pause and listen –
while its peaceful thunder drowns out all my noise.
there’s nothing more beautiful than the way
the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline,
no matter how many times it’s sent away.
~ Sarah Kay
Peace I leave with you; My own peace I now give and bequeath to you.
Not as the world gives do I give to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
[Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed;
and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.
~ Jesus, John 14:27 Amplified
… we wait for the blessed hope—
the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ
~ Titus 2:13
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
~ John Keats
I see Your face in every sunrise
The colours of the morning are inside Your eyes
The world awakened in the light of the day
I look up to the sky and say
~ Phil Wickham
In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant,
it were an injury and sullenness against nature not to go out and see her riches,
and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.
~ John Milton