Originally posted: Thursday, December 1, 2005
Pat Dague, of the Transfigurations blog and I seem to have formed a mutual admiration society. Her blog has become one of my favorites because she consistently turns up wonderful prayers and quotes which have challenged and encouraged me spiritually. Here are two quotes she posted on Nov. 29th which seem very appropriate for Advent.
Eternal Lord, how faint and small
Our greatest, strongest thoughts must seem
To Thee, who overseest all,
And leads us through Life’s shallow stream.
How tangled are our straightest ways;
How dimly flares our brightest star;
How earthbound is our highest praise
To Thee, who sees us as we are.
Our feet are slow where Thine are fast;
Thy kiss of grace meets lips of stone;
And we admit Thy love at last
To hearts that have none of their own.
Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for Him. In Hebrew, “Be silent in God, and let Him mould thee.” Keep still, and He will mould thee to the right shape.
… Martin Luther
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