A Prayer for the Future
Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, when we arrive safely because we have sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord when the with abundance of things we possess, we have lost our thirst for the waters of life: having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity: and in our efforts to build a new earth, we have allowed our vision for the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wilder seas where storms will show your mastery. Where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes: and to push into the future in strength, courage, hope and love.
~ Sir Frances Drake ~
I stand looking out my bedroom window this morning, watching as snow gently falls from the sky. I see each flake landing where it is destined, in a landscape blanked with white. While I watch this wintry performance, my thoughts drift, as I recall how it is said there are no two snowflakes exactly alike. Each snowflake is formed unique, changed by temperature and humidity as the crystal experiences falling to earth.
Not unlike each of us who are uniquely made — no two exactly alike. We also are changed on our life journey by the temperatures, and circumstances that touch us along the way. I am thankful that we walk not alone, and when we take His hand we eventually gently land exactly where we were destined.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed. – Psalm 139:15 – 16
Written by Tami Yeager February 8, 2014