Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Forever Faithful

I  recently received this beautiful  picture of St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. 

The person who forwarded this to me said it was taken two months before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.

The calm before one the greatest storms in the history of our nation.

Of course, being from New Orleans, I personally witnessed the devastation and great darkness that was soon to follow on that dreadful night in 2005. 

But I have learned, that no matter how dark the night may get in our lives, Jesus is always there to show us the way through the storm.

He will provide comfort and guidance in our greatest time of despair.  He is our Light, and His very presence casts out all darkness. 

This very day Jesus stands ready to be a "lamp unto your feet, and a light unto your path".

 

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30 comments:

Denise said...

Amen, so beautiful.

Amydeanne said...

Great verse for today! Thanks for posting it

Joan said...

I miss Louisiana. I have many pictures of St Louis Cathedral. I have a picture of Cafe Du Monde in my kitchen. I wrote a post about our Katrina experience. Louisiana will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Happy WFW!
Blessings

lori said...

Always my first stop on WED! Wow...what a verse...calm before the storm..how prophetic was that picture. WOW!

Hugs!
love ya!

LisaShaw said...

Amen. Amen! He is so faithful and loving to us.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful word of encouragement and strength.

I love you.

Laurie Ann said...

St. Louis cathedral is beautiful! I never tire of going there on our trips to NO.

God is so faithful. I love the verse and post you shared as well.

Happy WFW, my friend.

Deanna said...

I cherish pictures of Mississippi and New Orleans pre-Katrina. Thank you for posting this one!

Runner Mom said...

Susan, this photo is so beautiful! Thank you! Praise HIm that He is our lamp along our path!

Hugs,
Susan

Joan said...

We lived there for four years. 2003-2007. My husband is military.
It felt like home the minute we got there.
Esp. miss the warm weather.

Have a great day!

Joyfull said...

Stunning picture and a fantastic verse. Hope your son recovers quickly!

Peggy said...

Blessings sweet Susan...Your words of strength, faith and Supreme Trust in Him add so much meaning to this beautiful calm before the storm photo & this guiding verse from His WORD! Thank you for sharing this LIGHT with us from you & your heart for He truly is the lamp unto our feet! I'm so blessed to know you & thankful that God takes you(and all of us) through the storms even as big as Katrina!

Wish I had your email but I will look forward to seeing you again
at EASTER WFW if nothing else! (I think if you hit reply on my comment you get my email)! God be with you & keep you from the storms

Love & hugs!!!
Peggy

Melanie said...

This is an absolutely stunning picture, Susan! Made all the more so by the great scripture you chose.

Happy WFW!

luvmy4sons said...

"Behold I amke all things new!" Amen!

Cheryl said...

Susan,

Love the photo AND scripture. Great verse!

FYI ~ Yes. I made the necklace that I posted.

Blessings!
Cheryl

Tracy said...

How I praise Him that He is our light! What a gorgeous photo for that powerful verse, spoken from someone who has truly walked through some dark days. Your heart never fails to bless me.

Thank you for your kind words and prayers. Please don't feel bad...life happens! I'm doing great! = )

Hugs,
Tracy

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Amen! What a beautiful picture and reminder. Thank you for sharing! Happy WFW!

Joanne Sher said...

Just beautiful. Happy WFW!

Rebecca said...

This is a stunning photo. What a great verse you found to pair with it. Enjoyed your post.

alihsee said...

What a gorgeous photo & verse. Blessings to you & yours this week!

ellen b. said...

Amen Susan! This is a beautiful reminder of where our light and hope is. Blessings...

June said...

I love the picture. Thank you for sharing it with us.

June

God Chaser said...

I agree Amen- love the verse and the picture- Jesus waitng to light my path today. How wonderful to carry in my heart.

Thanks for sharing this today. Blessings of peace, joy and love.

e-Mom said...

You've ministered to me today, Susan. We're facing great darkness as a nation, aren't we? And our personal lives are all affected in some form or another.

I love this: ...no matter how dark the night may get in our lives, Jesus is always there to show us the way through the storm. Amen. I needed this reminder.

Have a blessed rest of the week.

Big hugs,

e-Mom

Twinkle Mom @ Sunflower Faith said...

Humbling words and a mindful picture...Praise God that in the middle of the storm, He is the peace we can rely on.

hip chick said...

Oh how beautiful. What a beautiful picture.

Rochelle said...

Oh wow... I've only recently come to know you, so I wasn't aware you were from New Orleans. I'm so sorry to hear you had to go through all of that. I hope you and all are okay. Thanks for sharing this great verse and for being such an inspiration!

Sheryl said...

what a beautiful picture and what great words! oh, we need His light!

Rena Gunther said...

Susan, that is so beautiful!

One of these days we are going to have to meet! We're just too close to not be able to meet in person...

What a beautiful picture!

Tea With Tiffany said...

I love this post. If we could all remember this truth when the storms of life come barreling in.

Love you,
Tiffany

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

God has been so faithful to me over the course of my life. I'm always amazed by the ways I encounter his truth and love on a daily basis. These have been some "gettin' through" days as there has been much activity going on in my household. Finally, I'm able to breathe a little and long to spend some uninterrupted time with the Lord, studying his Word and writing his praise via my pen.

Thanks, Susan, for checking in. I hope that someday down the road, we'll be able to sit and talk in person. You have been a great source of encouragement to me.

peace~elaine