He will surely give me shelter in the day of danger; he will hide me in his home; he will place me on an inaccessible rocky summit. — Ps 27:5 NET
Ave Maria! blessed be the hour,
That time, the clime, the spot, where I so oft
Have felt that moment in its fullest power
Sink o’er the earth so beautiful and soft,
While swung the deep bell in the distant tower
Or the faint dying day-hymn stole aloft,
And not a breath crept through the rosy air,
And yet the forest leaves seemed stirred with prayer.
— Lord Byron.
— General Gordon (just before death).
Heavenly Father, teach me how to breathe in the sweetness of life. Reveal to me the life that will bring peace to the soul. May I not be dismayed, but find the “Peace that passeth all understanding,” the perfect peace that comes from thee. Amen.