Patricia Hofer

Christ’s “nearness pushes back the demands of the day”

“Still, still with Thee, as to each newborn morning, A fresh and solemn splendor still is given, So does this blessed consciousness, awaking, Breathe each day nearness unto Thee and Heaven.” Harriet Beecher Stowe (1812-1896)

Turning away from the limiting and worrying thoughts of nighttime, we open ourselves to the freshness of the Lord’s new morning. His “nearness” pushes back the demands of the day. One by one by one we allow our hurts and worries and responsibilities to slide off of our shoulders. We can almost smell the fish sizzling on the coals [at the Sea of Galilee]. Thank you, Lord, for our breakfast feast. (Living Calm, ©️2016, chapter 53)

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