Friday, January 28, 2011

Glimpses of beauty

Sometimes my random thoughts take me right where I need to be. 
 
Donna posted this today, a quote from a favorite book:
 
The light spread out and where it touched the Darkness the Darkness disappeared. The light spread until the patch of Dark Thing had vanished, and there was only a gentle shining, and through the shining came the stars, clear and pure.”


—A Wrinkle in Time


which reminded me of this quote from Return of the King:

"The land seemed full of creaking and cracking and sly noises, but there was no sound of voice or of foot. Far above the Ephel Duath in the West the night-sky was still dim and pale. There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach."


which I found on my own blog here.  And there I read my own words, coming back to minister to my heart this morning:


My friends, may you know that these days of shadow are only fleeting. May you have a glimpse of the beauty that is far beyond the reach of any shadow, and may you know the Bright Morning Star, and His never-ending love for you, amidst the dreary and the devastating.

Yes.

Looking for glimpses of beauty today.  I am sure they are there.

5 comments:

Addie said...

Beautiful, wonderful quotes. Thank you for the reminder.

I'm praying for you today, all of you, and I know His comfort and peace will find you.

I love you, mama Wheeler.

Kathie said...

Thank you for this glimpse of beauty Di. Keeping you and your sweet mom in my heart and prayers today.

A Circle of Quiet said...

Love you, Addie dear. God is with us every step of the way.

Mama W.

Anonymous said...

"Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever"
-Psalm 73:25-26

Donna Boucher said...

This is very beautiful.
And touching...