More Secure Is No One Ever

More secure is no one ever than the loved ones of the Savior-
Not yon star on high abiding nor the bird in home-nest hiding.

God His own doth tend and nourish, in His holy courts they flourish;
Like a father kind He spares them, in His loving arms He bears them.

Neither life nor death can ever from the Lord His children sever,
For His love and deep compassion comforts then in tribulation.

Little flock, to joy then yield thee! Jacob's God will ever shield thee;
Rest secure with the Defender - at His will all foes surrender.

What He takes or what He gives us shows the Father's love so precious;
We may trust His purpose wholly - 'tis His children's welfare solely.
- Lina Sandell Berg -

How shall I know Him? In His dread control
Unnumbered planets wheel and seasons roll;
Light He commands and darkness, anthems low
Of sighing breezes, cloud and rain and snow;
His work the wonders that the lens reveals,
The blackbird's song and crashing thunder - peals;
By Him their treasures in the rocks are set;
He builds the tree and clothes the violet,
Spreads the unmeasured spaces of the sky,
Sends forth the dawn and paints the butterfly-
How shall I cabin Him in church or creed,
Or strive to bind Him in a book men read?
Yet, though in awe, and wonderment I stand,
How shall I be afraid, in His great hand?
- Reginald C. Eva -

Have a blessed Lord's Day, sweet friends!



Denise said...

Have a wonderful day :) Your post was uplifting and that's what's needed here in blogland-LOVELY

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, your post are alweys such a blissing. Thank you for this beautiful post. Hugs and blessings to you.

Sylvia said...

Great encouraging post, Stephanie,have a nice Sunday,enjoying God's blessings, my friend!

Sola Scriptura said...

Beautiful post! Have a happy Sunday, Stephanie!

mamasmercantile said...

Uplifting along with some great quotes and pictures.

Anonymous said...

amen beautiful post! have a blessed sunday friendxxxx

Vicky Hunt said...

Lovely and uplifitng...I am always blessed by your Sunday posts. Hope you have a blessed Lord's day.

Hugs, Vicky

Abiola Olaleye said...

Beautiful words of encouragement, Friend.

"God His own doth tend and nourish, in His holy courts they flourish;
Like a father kind He spares them, in His loving arms He bears them"

Mehrll said...

Again a beautiful post as well as rich lessons for us to think about and apply to our lives. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent so that we may learn to understand our Saviour's love more and more. Hugs.

Valerie said...

What a joy and a comfort to read this. =) You never fail to bring a smile to my face and light to my heart sweet friend.
Blessings and Sunshine,

Debbie Harris said...

Thank you, Stephanie for the beautiful encouragement through your post today, such a blessing to my heart, and what a praise to our loving Heavenly Father.
May you be blessed on this Lords day.
Sweet blessings!

bj said...

I loved seeing you came to visit this morning. Thanks so much.

We are having the grands birthday celebration tonight...hamburgers on the grill and all the trimmings.

Have a wonderful Sunday and coming week...:)

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

What lovely photos, beautiful quotes, AND the words that comfort and lift us up.

Thank you...

Grantham Lynn said...

Beautiful post. Thanks for coming by my Saturday Critter post!
Don't forget my Fall linky is going on. If your post includes pumpkins of any kind you'll be entered in my give a way!
Have a Blessed Week.

Audrey said...

Thanks for a beautiful and inspiring post.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Mari said...

Beautiful photos and comforting poems!

Bethany Carson said...

Such beautiful and comforting quotes and poems! The photos are quite lovely as well!

Anne Payne said...

Beautiful! I always love the excerpts and quotes you post of what seem to be songs and verses I've never heard of. Have a blessed week!

Conniecrafter said...

So love the words in the first passage!! Beautiful fall pictures. Hope your feeling better today :)

Debbie said...

hi stephanie, i never know what i will receive here. i am always surprised and delighted!!

and although i do not believe in organized religion, i did enjoy reading your thoughts and views!!!

beautiful images!!!

Debby Ray said...

Breathtaking photos and beautiful words, my friend! Have a great week!

Mindy Whipple said...

Love your Sunday posts!

Ida said...

So lovely and very inspirational.

budgeteer said...

So beautiful, dear Stephanie x I have to admit that sometimes I visit here just to enjoy all your beautiful pictures too!


NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful post, Stephanie. I am a day late but still "Sunday" blessed! xo Diana

Gail Dixon said...

Your heart for Christ is so refreshing. Thank you for this beautiful and inspirational post!

Glennis said...

Beautiful, God bless you.

CherylQuilts said...

Ah, yes, Stephanie, God cannot love us more or love us less! His love is unfathomable, and how truly can we be afraid of anything He brings into our lives? He is our Refuge! Thank you, dearest Stephanie, for this Sunday post. I so look forward to reading it! Hugs, my dear friend!

SarahGeorge said...

Beautiful Lord's day devotion! Brought tears to my eyes!

pinks said...

Such lovely verses on the beautiful pictures. I love when the sky is blue against the orange Autumn leaves. God's love for us- is so huge its so hard to take in, I have just started reading C.S Lewis's book - the four loves. So far its really interesting and really brings it right back to that amazing truth that God loves us- and in the end, thats all that matters. Have a good weekend my friend :)

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