Psalm 23:4

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me;Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

Back when I was in high school (in the dark ages), I read a poem that rattled my cage. I cut it out and carried it around for many years before losing it. I have wished many times that I still had it. I hope you enjoy what I recall. It went something like this:

When skies are blue and songbirds sing;

When flowers bloom, their fragrance bring;

When friends abound and funds abound;

When health and love are easily found;

It doesn’t take a lot of sand to shout and sing, to beat the band.

BUT – – – 

When things go wrong—as they often do;

When skies suddenly lose their azure blue;

When well laid plans fall into a crumpled heap;

When weary eyes scream out for peaceful sleep;

THEN – – –

Is the time to take our stand, it’s the time to walk by faith and take God’s hand!

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – Pastor Cecil 

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