Friday, December 31, 2010

The New Year

The Gate of the Year
Minnie Louise Haskins

I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.'
And he replied,
'Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!'

So I went forth and finding the Hand of God
Trod gladly into the night.
He led me towards the hills
And the breaking of day in the lone east.

So heart be still!
What need our human life to know
If God hath comprehension?
In all the dizzy strife of things
Both high and low,
God hideth his intention."

Snow picture from last year.
Happy New Year!


Jenni said...

What a beautiful poem.... and so true! We can take comfort when facing the unknown, because it is always KNOWN to God... for HE knows ALL things!

I loved the snow picture, too!
Hugs, Jenni

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Happy New Year to you! Love the poem, thanks for sharing. ~Cheryl