Saturday, November 28, 2009

Beyond Borders

This is from my brother-in-laws blog.  It is my constant prayer to never be content where I am, yet it is my human nature to what to be.

Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too well pleased with ourselves,

When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars. We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.
attributed – sir francis drake -1577

You can read about the McDaniel's journey to find a dear African orphan in Zambia at http://www.mcdanielbeyondborders.com/.  Get you tissue ready before you read.  Our whole family was ready to embrace Memory, now know how to help her with our prayers.

Happy Thanksgiving all.  We had a great day with dear friends and family. 

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful post, wonderful story of grace for Memory.

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