Saturday, August 25

the robin sings

Last night I heard a robin singing in the rain,
And the raindrop's patter made a sweet refrain,
Making all the sweeter the music of the strain.

So, I thought, when trouble comes, as trouble will,
Why should I stop singing? Just beyond the hill
It may be that sunshine floods the green world still.

He who faces the trouble with a heart of cheer
Makes the burden lighter. If there falls a tear,
Sweeter is the cadence in the song we hear.

I have learned your lesson, bird with dappled wing,
Listening to your music with its lilt of spring--
When the storm-cloud darkens, then's the TIME to sing.

~Eben E. Rexford

Just a little reminder to a friend that though the days may be difficult and rainy, face it with a heart of cheer for there is sunshine on the other side of the hill to make your song even sweeter. God has a plan which can be trusted completely! This comes with a hug :-)

Tammy ~@~

1 comment:

Our Family of Five said...

I loved what you said last: "God has a plan which can be trusted completely" I talk to several that have gone through very difficult circumstances in their lives, and if it were not because that I lived through a horrible experience last year, I don't think I could say with understanding, "God is a sovereign God. He brings good as well as bad into our lives. Mountain peaks and deep valleys. He gives and takes away." You are absolutely right. He does have a plan. And He has a purpose. We must trust Him in those plans.

Thanks so much for sharing this. It was a really great post.

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