Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Afraid? Of What?

photo by saija ... design by GOD


Afraid? Of What?
To feel the spirit's glad release?
To pass from pain to perfect peace,
The strife and strain of life to cease?
Afraid -- of that?

Afraid? Of What?
Afraid to see the Savior's face?
To hear His welcome, and to trace
The glory gleam from wounds of grace?
Afraid -- of that?

Afraid? Of What?
A flash - a crash - a pierced heart!
Darkness - light - O heaven's art!
Each wound of His a counterpart!
Afraid - of that?

Afraid? Of What?
To do by death what life could not?
Baptize with blood a stony plot
Till souls shall blossom from the spot?
Afraid -- of that?

~E.H. Hamilton

11 comments:

elizabeth said...

Stupendous photo!! Some places are indeed islands of beauty!! We sure enjoyed our conference and the brisk cool mountain air this past weekend...sigh, I want to live in the mountains!!

Terry said...

Oh Saija...What a poem!!
What a picture!!!..Love Terry

Maiju said...

Oi katso mikä aamu, yön varjo katoaa... ... saan rukoilla saan pyytää tänäänkin armoaan, Oi katso se on aamu edessä istuimen.

Well, I don't know if this is sunset or sunrise but it made my heart sing this song. One of my favourites!

Saija said...

elizabeth ... the Lord woke me up a wee bit early to capture that one ... glad your conference was fun! :o)

terry ... both encouraged me too! ((hugs))

maiju ... oh, i love that quote ... thanks for sharing it - and this one was a sunrise ... *big smile* .... blessings ...

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Such great and good thoughts. I really appreciated them. I want to thank you for the prayers you have prayed for me this last week. May God give you a special blessing for being so faithful. connie from Texas

Michael said...

wow

fabulous.

Take Care
Michael

Saija said...

connie ... blessings on you ... may you have a wonderful weekend!

michael ... and this morning there was another beautiful sunrise to photograph! soon i will have a whole book of sunrises! :o)

Terry said...

Hmm....Saija,,,That David Fisher borrowed your sunrise, I just wonder if I can too?
Let me know alright?...From Terry, the Manitoba gopher!

Saija said...

terry ... of course you can!

hebrews 11:1 said...

That is an absolutely beautiful photo. I came over from the Pilgrim's blog to see yours for the first time and commment on your photo.
From,
A photographer who loves taking sunrise and sunset pictures

Saija said...

heb 11:1 ... thank you ... i love to capture moments, and share with others ... :o)