Love divine has seen and counted
Every tear it caused to fall
And the storm which love appointed
Was its choicest gift of all”
                     –Anonymous
When I delight in the day, when I take joy in my moments, I can see His hand in everything. Love brought me here. 
So when the future stretches before me down a path I would not willingly choose, where does the Hand of Love belong in my thinking then?  Is that future still planned by Him?  Where will my voice fall in the speaking of it?
Years ago, I woke up my Homeschooling-Mom-Days by listening to Elisabeth Elliot’s radio show, “Gateway to Joy.”  I eagerly read her monthly newsletters; sought out her books at our library.  And a phrase still echoes in my memory, I can hear her voice speaking it still:
“Will I let the cross cut through ….?”
Yes, the Cross that Jesus bore cuts through every moment in Time.
Jagged,
It tears a hole in the world that man would make.
But that same Cross,
Where Jesus died,
Built the bridge
Where I may see the Hand of God
Stretched out to me.
And so I press on to know Him more.  I choose the path He lays out for me, trusting that neither Fibromyalgia nor Rheumatoid Arthritis, nor any other thing can separate me from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus. 
LOVE appoints the storm
And LOVE carries the cross
Because LOVE will bring me where I belong
To the Heart of my Jesus.

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  1. Thank you for your kind words! What a glorious hope to wait upon Him for His healing! I am grateful that God brings us encouragement and Blessings from unexpected places along the way.

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  2. This really touches my heart, Bettie. “Will I let the cross cut through…?” That question really strikes me. Thank you for sharing this hope-filled post. I love this:
    “LOVE appoints the storm
    And LOVE carries the cross
    Because LOVE will bring me where I belong
    To the Heart of my Jesus.”
    Blessings and hugs to you!

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  3. Thank you, Trudy! Isn't it amazing how God uses a phrase that someone said, years ago, to bring us back to His heart and purposes? Elisabeth Elliot had a way of always pointing us back to Jesus. I want to be that kind of Jesus-Follower also. Blessings and Hugs to you too!

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