Leaves of Life
Daily Inspiration by Margaret Bird Steinmetz
• Sir Roger L'Estrange born 1616.
• Ludwig van Beethoven born 1770.
• Sir Humphry Davy born 1779.
• John Greenleaf Whittier born 1807.
The night is mother of the day,
The winter of the spring;
And ever upon old decay
The greenest mosses cling.
Behind the cloud the starlight lurks,
Through showers the sunbeams fall;
For God, who loveth all his works,
Has left his hope with all.
—John Greenleaf Whittier.
The sun set; but not his hope:
Stars rose; his faith was earlier up.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson.
What I am I have made myself.
—Sir Humphry Davy.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth:
My flesh also shall dwell in safety.
—Psalm 16. 9.
My Father, may I never be content to pass by thy beautiful offerings and keep on in wretched despair. Save me if I may 'be inclining toward misery. Give me the spirit of repose, and help me to confide in thee as I daily seek the strength of thy love. Amen.