Whenever something beautiful happens,
someone…somewhere… is praying.
Since this is a busy week, with no time to write here, I thought you might enjoy another re-post you may have missed the first time around…
This one — and the one I re-posted yesterday (A Sweet Fragrance) — came out of my intercessory prayer for someone deeply on my heart. I think that is the reason they still move me so, because I feel Him there, in each word. And because today… a bit world-weary…I feel the need even more for the Lamplighter’s Blaze upon our world.
May these words lift you up with your own heart of thanks for how He is moving for you in this season’s prayers:
Several autumns ago, I heard sad news of a friend. A sudden, unexpected “storm”was threatening to rob him of a beautiful gift in his life… and, since such gifts are never for the giver alone, one that touched and lifted so many others too. A year of many prayers later, God’s answer was manifest, and remained ongoing this last decade. Somehow, I think the words I shared with my friend that next Thanksgiving ring true any time…
as I think back on the blessings in my life,
they seem somehow intertwined with yours.
For my heart is overflowing praise
for how God worked so lovingly
through all our prayers for you.
Like a lamplighter, He lit each one with His Holy Fire,
making them shine like stars coming out… one by one by one…
He used them to shed light upon your then-dark sky
and reflect the power of His Glory back on us.
O, the wonders of His Love,
O, the Light of this new day!
This Thanksgiving I rejoice with you… and songs of Christmas joy just fill my heart.
Because I haven’t had to be there to know
How truly God has restored you.
© Pam Depoyan
Let them praise the Lord for his great love
and for the wonderful things he has done for them.
– Psalm 107:8