fall into his arms with thanks



who imagines that bliss

is normal in life is going to waste a lot

of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed.

The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children

grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree

of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise.

Life is like an old-time rail journey – delays, sidetracks, smoke,

dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally

with beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed.

The trick is to thank God for letting

you have the ride.


Jenkin Lloyd Jones


Fall into

His arms with thanks

and you’ll weep like the sky;

refuse Him your thanks

and you’ll freeze like

the snow.