(adj.) beautiful or creative; divinely inspired; peaceful and perfect
I would like to announce the arrival of Elysian, periodical posts to present a quote or poem that inspires. There are so many authors, missionaries, and Saints who stated the obvious perfectly. I am very excited to share a collection of valuable statements.
Anyone who has read my writings know they are sprinkled with quotes. But there are times when a piece must be presented in its entirety. And thus we will have Elysian.
And so without further ado...
Dear God, I prayed, all unafraid
(as we're inclined to do)
I do not need a handsome man
But let him be like You;
I do not need one big and strong
Nor yet so very tall,
Nor need he be some genius
Or wealthy, Lord, at all;
But let his head be high, dear God,
And let his eye be clear,
His shoulders straight, whate'er his state,
Whate'er his earthly sphere;
And let his face have character,
A ruggedness of soul,
And let his whole life show, dear God,
A singleness of goal;
Then when he comes (as he will come)
With quiet eyes aglow,
I'll understand, that he's the man
I prayed for long ago.
~Ruth Bell Graham