The way was rough, The travel hindered,
The mountains treacherous, The Caverns dark,
At every turn it seemed there were insurmountable
You reached up, You set your gaze on Jesus the Christ,
Your heart leaped with joy, The way cleared,
Though rough terrain was still before you,
It seemed within the roughness of the terrain a new path
was set, one for you alone smooth and clearly marked.
Your heart took flight, It soared and increased in measure of
You chose the way of faith and hope, Of trust and peace,
Of Joy that overcomes. Ride on in Victory and don't look
back, the best lies before you,
Where Hope abounds, joy increases, where joy increases
strength is found sure, Let the love of Christ rule
you causing you (in Christ) to rule over the
circumstances of life.
Choose wisely whom you will serve.
-- Barbara's thoughts for life