Monday, April 18, 2011

Remembering: A Poem

Roses after spring storm

Yesterday was an anniversaire of
Few knew;
No one remembered;
But twenty years ago,
The angels danced.
~crm, 4/18/2007

Today I'm quietly, thankfully remembering God's grace in opening my eyes 24 years ago yesterday to my sin, His holiness, and the sufficiency of Christ's death and resurrection for me.  I cast myself on His mercies--how could I not?--and life has never been the same.

Starting fresh again, still giving thanks to God in community. . . 
. . . salvation, Christ, Gethsemane, Golgotha, empty garden tomb. . .
. . . joy in heaven, transformation on earth, Him holding me fast with every reason not to. . .
. . .grace. . .
. . .visiting with family from out of town, out of state, out of country. . .
. . .storm sirens rousting us out of bed in the middle of the night, shelter in interior room, our houseguest a good sport. . .
. . .primrose and larkspur meadow in back garden, roses blooming like crazy. . .
. . .in all this changing life, "Give Me Jesus"

(Gratitude journal #1-16)


  1. Happiest of spiritual birthdays! :)

  2. Happy Birthday! This is a delight filled list!

  3. Beautiful, beautiful!

    I have some free Easter / "He Is Risen" blog buttons if you would like one to display on your blog during Holy Week! They are on my blog and free to anyone who would like one. :-)

    Celebrating His resurrection,

  4. What a wonderful anniversary to celebrate. Mine is also in April:) The picture is beautiful, as is the description of what's blooming in your garden. Blessings to you this Holy Week!

  5. Thank you for your well wishes, friends. (Amy, an early happy Birthday to you!) May the Lord bless you this week with fresh joy in the good news of Christ.

  6. Such a great birthday to celebrate, isn't it? It's always around Ressurection time that I think about my own spiritual birthday -- the 22nd of April 55 years ago. Your list today took me back over my own journey --- not always a good sheep here! Isn't His love wonderful, though, in that He never loses track of His sheep and always draws them back to Himself. As you stated, He had every reason not to. . .! Thank you so much for for your post today. Wish I could give you a big hug!

  7. @Cora from Hidden Riches Happy Birthday early to you, Cora! 55 years of His faithfulness. . . His love is wonderful. Virtual hug gladly accepted. The Lord be with you!

  8. A beautiful listing of gifts. Sounds like you had bad weather, too. Grateful for safety. Of course the only truly safe place is in our Rock of Refuge - so thankful for Him!

  9. Thanks for dropping by my blog. For me, I think it has been nearly 26 years (never quite sure if it was 1984 or 85).

  10. @Lisa notes... Amen! Refuge was the key repeated word in my Bible reading Saturday, and here you are reminding me again. :)

    @UKZoe: You're welcome. God knows when; His estimation may be different from ours, anyway.

    The Lord be with you and bless you both.


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