Saturday, August 3, 2013

Elysian

elysian
(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
 
 


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