Thursday, August 16, 2007

Twenty-Six

"I don't know what the future holds
Or what lies beyond my horizon
The years ahead are just out of sight
Well I think sometimes that You hide them
So that I walk by faith, not sight
So that I take Your hand, holding tight

Through twenty-six summers and twenty-six winters
I've laughed in the springtime, I've cried in the rain
Though I've questioned the meaning in some of life's seasons, it's true
They've left me holding on tighter to You

My one desire for the road ahead
Is that we would walk it together
Friend and King, You're my everything
May I stay by Your side forever
For when my heart's afraid, You're near
Whispering to my soul "Don't fear"

I will trust in You alone
For You're the hand leading me home

I've spent twenty-six summers and twenty-six winters with You
Through all of the seasons and my search for reasons
You've carried me through

I will keep holding on to You"

-Vicky Beeching, Painting the Invisible

4 comments:

girl from florida said...

Oh, I love love love that!! I just turned 26 on July 29th so it's entirely appropriate for me as well :)

Stacey said...

Happy birthday!
It's your birthday, right?

boodut said...

awesome. i thought you wrote this yourself until i got to the bottom. :)

Lisanne said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for sending me a recipe over e-mail. :) You and I read a lot of the same blogs! I wish you well for this upcoming year!