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WHEN DESPAIR AND FEAR GROW: REST IN THE GRACE OF THE WORLD

three cranes at pond“When despair for the world grows in me…
I rest in the grace of the world, and I am free.”   

                 – Wendell Berry

 

In The Peace of Wild Things,
poet Wendell Berry shares the power
that nature holds for him. 

 

 

When he fears what the future might hold 
for him and his children,
he goes to “where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water,
and the great heron feeds.”

In the midst of the world’s business and busyness,
whether we go in reality or in our imagination,
let’s often bring ourselves 
to a place where we can be soothed, healed, and uplifted     
by the grace of the natural world.
May we rest in beauty and peace, and faith too,
with reverence for life as a touchstone. 

A MESSAGE OF HOPE AND HEALING

Butterfly

My mom had suffered a severe stroke. Her doctor said we should prepare ourselves: she probably would not recover.

 

My mom survived that night. And another.

 

When she regained consciousness, she couldn’t move or speak.

 

But her eyes seemed to say: “I’m very sick, aren’t I?”

 

The next morning, after reading a healing message in my daily devotional, I hurried to the hospital and rushed to her beside.

 

“Mom, I read something this morning. I’d like to read it to you. Would you like to hear it?” I asked.

 

Her eyes said, “Yes.”    Continue reading