December 5, 2010

Weeping may last for the night.....



 Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, 
And give thanks to His holy name.
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; 
Weeping may last for the night, 
But a shout of joy comes in the morning.

Isn't it a beautiful truth to know that our trouble and weeping is just for momentary? 
No matter how dark the night is, there's always a morning that follows.

Dh and I had a breakfast at the hotel by this river yesterday morning. That's when this photo was taken. We were to attend an important meeting. It's a gathering of established foundations serving in our host country. Yesterday, we officially became a member of the league of foundations. Dh was called in front of a big audience to receive the certificate. We were full of joy. Though we wept for many dark nights to see this charity foundation coming through, it finally came to pass. And we can only say, God is faithful. God is good!

Here are some of the thoughts I scribbled in my notebook while, at the same time, trying to decipher everything said in the local language:

  • Philanthropy is a privilege not only for the rich and influential people nor servanthood only for the lower in rank. 
  • Our Foundation is an avenue where people from all levels of society, rich, poor and those in the middle, meet to build a happy community.

My joy is to see more people find their JOY when morning comes.


This is my entry for Scripture & a Snapshot this week.
Thanks to  Katie for hosting this beautiful meme.


16 comments:

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

That's a lovely scene to capture Ruth. Joy cometh in the morning has been so appropriate for us this week.

Sheri said...

Beautiful beautiful skyline shot.

Liz said...

beautiful shot and verse. Mornings are new always.

Kayce said...

LOVE this! Joy has been running through me this last week and my scripture was about joy too! :) God is SO good!!

A Homemaker's Heart said...

Lovely! Have a Spirit-filled Sunday!

Kristen @ joyfullythriving.com said...

What a beautiful picture that reminds us of the goodness of joy in the morning!

Ray said...

Great verse... especially for me right now.

Ginger said...

I love sunrises. Beautiful illustration of this verse.

Katie said...

It's so important to remember that joy is coming after the dark! And what a beautiful scene to wake up to!!

Katie said...

Beautiful shot!!

bek said...

One of my favorite verses of Hope. And such a lovely sunrise for it's backdrop. Thank you for sharing it. =)

Kay K said...

Great verse and lovley picture ~~~JOY~~~~

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

So glad that you have received this affirmation and recognition of your important work and service! May God continue to show you the "joy of the morning" as your tirelessly strive to share His love with others!

Lady Rose said...

Ruth,

You always provide such encouraging blog posts. I enjoyed reading the "notes" that you "scribbled" during your meeting. I felt that were very truthful, indeed! :)

Blessings,

-Lady Rose

purethoughts said...

wow.. amazing photo, te.. and I love this verse, too!! excited for greater things!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I enjoyed the photo and verse. I just said a prayer for your foundation. I like the concept of folks of all abilities and levels of incomes working together.