Monday, December 31, 2007

CQOD: 01/01/08 -- Trench: one short hour

Christian Quotation of the Day

January 1, 2008
Feast of the Naming & Circumcision of Jesus
    Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.
    -- Psalm 28:6-9 (NIV)

    Lord, what a change within us one short hour
    Spent in Thy presence will prevail to make!
    What heavy burdens from our bosoms take,
    What parched ground refresh as with a shower!
    We kneel, and all around us seems to lower;
    We rise, and all, the distant and the near,
    Stands forth in sunny outline brave and clear;
    We kneel, how weak! we rise, how full of power!
    Why, therefore, should we do ourselves this wrong,
    Or other, that we are not always strong,
    That we are ever overborne with care,
    That we should ever weak or heartless be,
    Anxious or troubled, when with us is prayer,
    And joy and strength and courage are with Thee!
    ... Richard Chevenix Trench (1807-1886)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are the source from which I drink and thirst no more.

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