Thursday, October 30, 2008

He is Light

John 1: 4-5, 7-9
 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
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 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
... (He) was sent to bear witness of that Light.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

"From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

be still my soul

Be still, my soul: begin the song of praise
On earth, believing, to Thy Lord on high;
Acknowledge Him in all thy words and ways,
So shall He view thee with a well pleased eye.
Be still, my soul: the Sun of life divine
Through passing clouds shall but more brightly shine.

Sibelius and Von Schelgel