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"THINK on THESE THINGS"
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Why is it that we require so much scientific proof for the most ordinary
things these days, when the very fact that we lie down and close our
eyes at night is the highest proof that God's world is in order. Though
perhaps our personal world may not know such sequence. There comes a
time when our human limitations insist that we lay down our questions
and accept by faith the only way to survive ourselves.
There are those who say they must have tangible evidence that the world
and all its wonders be displayed before their eyes to see in wisdom the
way things really are. And yet who said the human eyes could see or ears
could hear more than one tiny bit of the wonder. Who could be so blod as
to believe their senses were strong enough to know, except through
Who could see with the visible eye the hand that changes the seasons, or
hear Job's stars that sang together at dawn. Who set the day at rest and
brings the morning in all its newness.
Only so far....then explanations know no more....and though we try to
disbelieve when all goes wrong, there comes a time when we want no more
explanation than that God's world is in order - and we cannot change it.
Surely if someone took our hand and asked us to walk along the world and
view the wonders so magnificently displayed....If by some miracle we
could see the vastness of it all at once, and still bear up under the
beauty of it.....
If we can see the rolling rise and fall of the land - the purple, pink,
and golden hues of shadows hung along the mountain sides....If our ears
could hear the music of the rippling streams, the rushing waters, the
If by some mere chance we could sense the ebb and flow, the push and
relaxing of the tides, the rise and set of the sun, the glittering stars
and soft-faced moon that ignores the fact that other worlds encircle
And as the seasons sprinkle rain and flowers, goldenleaves and
snowfall....On this continous circle.....always new.....always
If we can see all this, how then, can we doubt that the earth that God
created and saw as good is good. This is our land, and only our own
forgetfulness of its source can make it different.
June 6 - Daily Feast
Too little is being done because so many are looking for recognition and
avoiding involvement where no one sees and applauds. Right this minute
someone has a great need and hasno idea how to get it met. Someone feels
alone and without a person to tell them they can make it. A child needs
reassurance and love and protection from real and imagined enemies.
Reach past personal woes and see these people and these situations and
help - even without glory. The good of it will come back. It always
~ The evil spirit said, "I want half the people of the earth." The Great
Spirit said, "No, I cannot give you any; I love them all too much."
KICKING BEAR - SIOUX
"A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II" by Joyce Sequichie Hifler