Autumn Blueberry

0001jkWhispering Hope    (Lee and Fran 2012)

Sheet Music Hymnary.org

Soft as the voice of an angel,
Breathing a lesson unheard,
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers her comforting word:
Wait till the darkness is over,
Wait till the tempest is done,
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow,
After the shower is gone.

Refrain

Whispering hope, oh how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.

If, in the dusk of the twilight,
Dim be the region afar,
Will not the deepening darkness
Brighten the glimmering star?
Then when the night is upon us,
Why should the heart sink away?
When the dark midnight is over,
Watch for the breaking of day.

Refrain

Hope, as an anchor so steadfast,
Rends the dark veil for the soul,
Whither the Master has entered,
Robbing the grave of its goal.
Come then, O come, glad fruition,
Come to my sad weary heart;
Come, O Thou blest hope of glory,
Never, O never depart.

Refrain

Words and Music by Septimus Winner 1868

The Spirit and Heart of God’s Grace

Dear child of God,

As I look upward to our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who sits enthroned in sovereignty and majesty,
Ruling over all things,

My spirit cries, “Abba, Father.

 My hope and trust is in Him.

 At the same time my heart is aching for, and with you.

“This is my (our) affliction,
yet we will remember the days of the Most High.”
Psalm 77:11

All of this life is sandwiched between God’s promises revealed,
and His power to fulfill—
His presence always with us to make it palatable.

How well Paul knew the promise of the Father, that “everything works together for good, to those who love Him, to those who are called according to His purpose—that we might be conformed to the image of Christ, His Son.”  Romans 8:28-29.

~~~~~~

Christ while here on earth looked to the Father in His sovereignty for all things. Knowing His promises, presence and power, His heart was, is, and has always been with us.  As one of us He knows, feels, and cares for us in all our heartaches.   As He reigns in heaven today His heart still bleeds for us, and bids us to come to Him.  He bears the yoke of this life and all its adversity with us.           Music: Whispering Hope

Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, make us to know your presence with us today. Open our eyes to see you in the midst of all this life.  In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.