Turning Gloom Into Noonday


A searching, yearning heart found this recipe for wholeness. A weary care-giver with only little left to give, found the truest, deepest, widest, richest source of the renewing strength it takes to keep on caring…and caring…and caring still more.

“If you offer your food to the hungry

and satisfy the needs of the afflicted,


your light will shine in the darkness

and your gloom will be like the noonday.

The LORD will guide you continually

and satisfy your needs in parched places,

and make your bones strong;

and you shall be like a watered garden,

like a spring of water

whose waters never fail.”

Isaiah 58:10, 11

It is in generous, tender caring that we find our deepest source of renewal. It is in freely giving ourselves away that we receive what we need and find our truest self.It is in doing unexpected – even undeserved – acts of kindness that the deeply

Prayer – LORD give me the grace to serve as you serve and to care as you care Amen

Photo courtesy of Ken Jones, copyright 2016

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