Monday, November 26, 2007

Chance/Providence

I came across the following quote last night, and the second line struck me - speaks to me of how, although we do not understand events as they occur in life, that God's hand is guiding through it all.
All Nature is but Art, unknown to thee;
All Chance, Direction, which thou canst not see;
All Discord, Harmony not understood . . .

Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

3 comments:

Amelia said...

Heidi,

That quote ties in perfectly with Proverbs 3:5-6, which reads:

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."

I am comforted to know that, although I ususally don't know what the whole plan is, there is a plan and God is in charge. (Besides, I'd mess it up if it were in my hands.)

Stay strong! You can come through this.

Love, Amelia

Carol said...

Heidi,
Joan just sent me this web site so we can keep up with the progress over there. Wow, what an experience you have been going through. I have been reading your entries back to the Sunday when Dave was moved. Are there any before that? You are a wonderful writer! We have been praying for your family, but this will help us to be more specific. Know that we care - and we also know that God is upholding you through it all.
Love,
Carol Lenger

Heidi said...

Hi Carol!

YES, there are entries before that, but I've been posting so much they are off the bottom of the screen!

You can access them by clicking on "November 2007" toward the bottom of the bar on the right.

Thank you for your prayers and for your comment! We just got back from the cardiologist. It was a very confusing appointment, and I'm trying to process it in order to figure out what to post - the posting itself is a good processing experience for me with regard to all that is going on.

I hope you and your family are well!