The Gate Of The Year

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
"Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown!"

And he replied:
"Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way."

So, I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night
And He led me toward the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

So, heart, be still!
What need our little life,
Our human life, to know,
If God hath comprehension?
In all the dizzy strife
Of things both high and low
God hideth His intention.


The Desert 1908
Marie Louise Haskins 1876 - 1957

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Comments

Bernie said…
Oh how inspiring is this my friend, may you always allow God to hold your hand and lead you.......powerful stuff this is....:-) Hugs
Pietro said…
"Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way."
: these words are so beautiful and absolutely true.
Just Be Real said…
Great post Mike. Uplifting and encouraging. Blessings.
Steve said…
Quoted by King George VI in his Christmas broadcast to the nation in 1939, I believe.
Barbara said…
Someone shared this in the meeting on Sunday, comes up somewhere every year as it is so appropriate.