29 October 2009

Hope and Help in Darkness


"When mystery hides Thee from the sight of faith and hope: when pain turns even love to dust: when life is bitter to the taste and our song of joy dies down to silence, then Father, do for us that which is past our power to do for ourselves.
Break through our darkness with Your light. Show us Thyself through Jesus suffering on the tree, rising from the grave, and reigning from the throne, all with power and love for us unchanging.
So shall our fear be gone and our feet set on a radiant path."

Alistair MacLean in Hebridean Altars
(See also, "Just because I am happy doesn't mean I don't have problems..." posted on 26 November 2011, as it relates to help not residing in a 'binary' solution)