Pale Reflection

February 1, 2010 | 16 comments

This dim view keeps me wanting.
I squint at mystery.
I see only in part,
then shall I see
in full.
On this side,
it’s good to
be left wanting,
to feel
unsatisfied.

For it keeps
hope alive.

***

For now we see in a mirror dimly,
but then face to face;
now I know in part, but then I will know fully
just as I also have been fully known.
— 1 Corinthians 13:12

***

Today, I celebrate Day 364 of my 37th year.
Thank you, Jesus,
For
this life.
For knowing me — even before I breathed
first earthly breaths on February 2, 1972!
For revealing only so much.
For mystery in the unseen.
For fully knowing me,
even as I do not yet know fully.
For You.
Yes,
for You.
I love You.

– Jennifer

PHOTO: Snowy day, looking out kitchen window.

by | February 1, 2010 | 16 comments

16 Comments

  1. Beth.. One Blessed Nana

    Jennifer,

    I just love your sweet spirit. The Words that God gives you bless my soul immeasureably!

    Beth

    Reply
  2. Wylie

    Jennifer… Please stop by to pick up an award from me!
    Wylie

    Reply
  3. Lyla Lindquist

    My joy and honor to have come to know you some in this, your 37th year. Celebrate well, my friend, and come back when you're older.

    Reply
  4. Andrea

    Blessings and prayers,
    andrea

    Reply
  5. Arianne

    haPpY daY of yoUr biRth toMorrOw!

    Reply
  6. Kelly Langner Sauer

    almost happy birthday… I used this verse in my own post today. how wonderfully fun…

    Reply
  7. Alleluiabelle

    Sweet Friend,

    Love you so much Jennifer and Happy Birthday. I love your writing, your prayers, your thoughts, the way God uses you here, there, wherever you are. I am touched and thank the Lord for you, for your life, for giving me and all of us here more insight into this life and Him leading ever part of it.

    Big Hugs,
    Alleluiabelle

    Reply
  8. Andrea

    Just posted a link to your blog on arise 2 write.
    Blessings, andrea

    Reply
  9. mom2six

    I hope you enjoy celebrating the day of your birth! I have enjoyed your words during the last 364 of your 37th year. They have blessed me!

    Reply
  10. Andrea

    Hope you don't mind. I added a link to your blog on arise 2 write.
    andrea

    Reply
  11. Beth E.

    Beautiful, Jennifer. Happy, happy birthday! May God continue to pour out His blessings upon you…not only on the date of your birth, but each following day of your life.

    Hugs,
    Beth

    Reply
  12. Solveig

    Happy Birthday. And many, many blessings.

    Reply
  13. katdish

    Aw, Happy Birthday Jennifer! Let me know if you see your shadow. I'm tired of this cold weather! (tee-hee!)

    Reply
  14. Mary Moss

    Absolutely beautiful:-)

    Reply
  15. Jennifer

    Wishing you a blessed birthday. So glad to continue meeting you here over the last year.

    Reply
  16. sharilyn

    happy happy birthday, jennifer!! i pray exciting adventures, joy-filled experiences, much laughter, and an ever-deepening sense of the presence of Jesus in your new year!! you are an encouragement and an inspiration… i am so glad to know you here in cyber land!

    much love…sharilyn

    Reply

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