Work and rejoice

I'm sure many of you are familiar with this writing by A poor Methodist woman, eighteenth century.

I found it in Elisabeth Elliot's book 'Gateway to Joy: reflections that draw us nearer to God.'

There are several writings that I read that I wanted to share.  Things that slow us down to see the beauty in life.  This sums up how I feel at times when washing dishes by candlelight.  I do that sometimes to quite my soul and see the beauty around me, even though at times there is chaos around me like now for instances. Kids are quarreling... need I say more.  So I still away.  Yes.  I get still and fly faraway in my mind.

This is what I read:

"I do not know when I have had happier times in my soul, than when I have been sitting at work, with nothing before me but a candle and a white cloth, and hearing no sound but that of my own breath, with God in my soul and heaven in my eye... 

I rejoice in being exactly what I am, a creature capable of loving God, and who, as long as God lives, must be happy.  I get up and look for a while out of the window, and gaze at the moon and stars, the work of an Almighty hand.  

I think of the grandeur of the universe, and then sit down, and think myself one of the happiest beings in it.

Much love to you.

I will be giving the update on my exercise regiment.  Thanks for the emails :-)
xo, Angela blog subscription  | twitter | facebook


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