The light that brightens the tulips and roses also illumines the bookshelf in the hallway. Isn’t it odd how light can both lighten and lift our spirits?
William Cowper, my father’s favorite poet,
struggled with depression and wrote about the effect of light.
Sometimes a light surprises the Christian while he sings;
It is the Lord, who rises with healing in His wings:
When comforts are declining, He grants the soul again
A season of clear shining, to cheer it after rain.
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God Moves in a Mysterious Way, another Cowper hymn,
was originally titled Light Shining Out of Darkness.
What is lightening your heart today?