Already, this year has been exceptionally trying, but I have chosen to serve and to give out what I need most – an encouraging word. My hope for you all today is that you do not become weary from expecting the good. I am so ready for the harvest that comes after the waiting…
Qui Vive by Ama Danesi
In whatever state we find ourselves
God is working out the opposite.
When we fall, He lifts us up.
When we are bound, He frees our souls.
In the face of certain defeat, He is working
out a victory that cannot be denied.
In our darkest nights and earnest watching – qui vive.
His love roars loud and clear above the taunting waves.
He calms our heartbeat to the rhythm of His breath.
He sent us a helpless baby as Savior of the world.
Once an alien in Egypt but rich in gold, silver, and myrrh.
The pain and suffering that He allows, ushers in
destiny and purpose. He plants in untilled soil, that the
harvest may be wild and unrestrained reaching to
the ends of the earth and places marked “x.”
In the face of sorrow, our hope & joy is His name –
Emmanuel, God with us.
Alert & hopeful,
Historical Fun Fact:
Even motor boats have a purpose and are remembered for their service. The USS Qui Vive (SP – 1004) was part of the United States Naval Fighting fleet from 1917 – 1919. She served as a patrol vessel then as a hospital boat in the 5th Naval District during World War 1. Originally built by the Hutchinson Brothers (Alexandria, NY) for Houston Barnard (Rochester, NY) she was chartered by the Navy until she was decommissioned and returned at the end of her naval career. Her current state is unknown but her work and service endure.
(Bio and image credit: NavSource.org /Wikipedia/Pixabay)