Sunday, February 22, 2009

My Desire

To speak a healing word to a broken heart.
To extend a hand to one who has fallen.
To give a smile to those whose laughter has been lost.
To encourage the dreamer who has given up.
To share the painful solitude of one who is alone.
To ease the burden of one bent low beneath a thankless job.
To reassure the doubter and reinforce the believer.
To light the candle of God's Word in the midst of another's darkest night.

~ Barbara Johnson

Lofty goals.
But it's who I want to be.
One day at a time.

1 comment:

Polly said...

Wow, that is a really inspirational writing by Barbara Johnson. Made all the more amazing when we consider that she raised three sons - and then all three died within a matter of a few years of each other. Out of deep pain came such a desire to encourage others.