Thursday, December 31, 2015
“Thus far the Lord has helped us."
These words, these inspired words in today's devotion, December 31, from Streams in the Desert, are my sincerest salutation to All of you!
'The Alpine shepherds have a beautiful custom of ending the day by singing to one another an evening farewell. The air is so crystalline that the song will carry long distances. As the dusk begins to fall, they gather their flocks and begin to lead them down the mountain paths, singing, “Hitherto hath the Lord helped us. Let us praise His name!”And at last with a sweet courtesy, they sing to one another the friendly farewell: “Goodnight! Goodnight!” The words are taken up by the echoes, and from side to side the song goes reverberating sweetly and softly until the music dies away in the distance....'
As we bid farewell to 2015, I pray that this song I sing to you will also be carried long distances, 'Thus far the Lord has helped us, let us praise His name!!!'
A safe, warm, inspired and healthy New Year!!