Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gorgeous Fall Rainbow and a Poem

"If we put our problems in God's hand,
There is nothing we need understand -
It is enough to just believe
That what we need we will receive.

Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain,
Teardrops and laughter,
pleasure and pain -
We can't have all bright days,
but it's certainly true
There was never a cloud
that the sun didn't shine through!

The more you love, the more you'll find
That life is good and friends are kind...
For only what we give away
Enriches us from day to day.

Often we stand at life's crossroads
And view what we think is the end,
But God has a much bigger vision
And He tells us it's "only a bend."
Everything is by comparison.
Both the bitter and the sweet.
And it takes a bit of both of them
To make our life complete.

Oh, make us more aware, dear God,
of little daily graces
That come to us with "sweet surprise."
From never-dreamed-of places!
You can't pluck a rose all fragrant with dew
Without part of the fragrance
remaining on you!

God never sends the winter
without the joy of spring
And though today your heart may "cry"-
tomorrow it will sing!"

~Helen Steiner Rice


Anonymous said...

What a truly gorgeous Fall photo!! WOW! Love this and wanted to stop and say THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this today!! I needed this more today than ever! HUGS & Blessings to you!

Marlou McAlees said...

awwww what a beautiful poem Kris and picture :) May I copy and paste the poem to print for prayer group? I know it's from Helen steiner Rice, but thought I would ask you first, thought it would be nice to give to people xx

Ardilla said...

Beautiful words... great pic... thanks for sharing this today :)
Many blessings,


Patti J said...

Wow....both are beautiful! Thanks for thinking of us, and for sharing :)

Sara I. said...

Gorgeous photo and the poem is just as beautiful!

MaxineD said...

Stunning photograph Kris, and thank you for thegift of the poem -it was timely.

Jani Lewis said...

Great picture and wonderful poem. I love several of her poems but I had never heard this one before. Thanks for sharing.

patti said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!

Stephenie said...

Beautiful poem and trees

Traci M said...

Thanks for sharing...I used to have one of the author's books...will have to look for it now. I always have loved her poetry. I actually sent out a few cards today and two were to womenI have never meant...but knew they had a need. So many are hurting and need to know God's love and we can use our stamping to help spread that. It feels good to be back to mailing and not just designing. Beautiful photo, Kris!! Hugs, Traci

Marybeth said...

I dont think it was a mistake that I stumbled upon your blog today. Nice to read that poem again. Gorgeous fall trees, thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

Beautiful picture, and beautiful poem!