Thursday, February 7, 2008


Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life in fear; rather look to them with full hope that, as they arise, God, whose you are, will deliver you out of them. He is your keeper. He has kept you hitherto. Do you but hold fast to his dear hand, and he will lead you safely through all things; and, when you cannot stand, he will bear you in his arms. Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow. Our Father will either shield you from suffering, or he will give you strength to bear it.
--St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)

I post this thinking of those struggling in the aftermath of the devastating tornados, the deadliest in more than twenty years, that hit Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Alabama on Tuesday night.

Above: The Blue Hole outside of Elizabethton, TN.

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