Friday, February 11, 2011
Pass it on...
In the days of your prophet Deborah,
You saved Israel by the hand of a woman.
In quiet wisdom she stood beneath her tree,
Guiding the searching ones in your Law.
She saw the threat of tyranny to her simple people.
She came to you for help and you answered her.
Miryam of Nazareth, Woman of Strength & Wisdom, Ann Johnson, Ave Marie Press
Like Deborah beneath her tree, quiet time with the Lord refreshed my soul. Thankfully, we have a neighboring church close by that has an adoration chapel; I love to visit it often.
I can’t help but notice when I am there the number of women present, it’s a wonderful sight. Many have their rosary beads in hand, a few have open bibles, some just sit quietly with eyes closed, and others hold journals on their laps, with pen in hand.
Like Deborah, they bring their cares and their gratitude to the Lord. They come to Him for help, in their union with God, He hears them and answers. His gentle spirit embraces them as it does mine; together we are strengthened for what lies ahead.
I am thankful for the holy women that God has put in my life, especially those in my own family. Like the women in the chapel, their faith, courage and strength, have been such an inspiration to me. I only pray that I can pass it on.
Who do you have in your life to be thankful for? Who has been a blessing in your life? Please let them know, it is up to us to pass it on.