Monday, February 08, 2010


i just read this little essay by my great-uncle george about his faith. he just turned 90 and is such a gentle, persistent, keenly intelligent, good person. i love and admire him and feel lucky to know him. yesterday i came across these verses in psalms 37:3-10 that really spoke to my heart:
Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him:
fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
i love the counsel to trust, delight, commit, and wait patiently on the Lord. i feel like i am learning and relearning this continually, each time going a little deeper, like george says, learning it in the way you know goodness is better then being rough.

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