“Arise! Shine! For your light arrives! The splendor of the Lord shines on you! — Isa 60:1 NET
Yes, to this thought I hold with firm persistence—
The last result of wisdom stamps it true:
He only earns his freedom and existence
Who daily conquers them anew.
For thee hath been dawning
Another blue day;
Look how thou let it
Slip empty away.
Happy the man, and happy he alone,
Who can call to-day his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
“To-morrow, do thy worst, for I have lived to-day.”
— John Dryden.
Gracious Father, help me to be alert this morning and select the noblest that is in to-day. May I be diligent and not find in the evening that I have been unworthy of the day. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - September 16
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.