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Egleton News – March 2017

Not so much LOCAL news from Egleton, but GOOD NEWS, lifted from my contribution to a Church magazine, exactly 30.years ago and still intensely relevant & appropriate in March 2017 – or any other disconcerting era:

First, a page quoted from A DIARY OF PRIVATE PRAYER by a revered Scottish churchman, John Baillie:

“Let DISAPPOINTMENT be the resource for PATIENCE;
SUSPENSE for PERSEVERANCE;
DANGER for COURAGE;
REPROACH for LONG SUFFERING;
PRAISE for HUMILITY;
PLEASURE for MODERATION;
PAINS for ENDURANCE”

and then, from a contemporary , Methodist schoolmaster DONALD
HUGHES , this verse from his ever-timely, PRAYERFUL hymn –
“BEYOND THE MIST AND DOUBT OF THIS UNCERTAIN
DAY I TRUST IN THINE ETERNAL NAME ,
BEYOND ALL CHANGES STILL THE SAME ;
AND IN THAT NAME I PRAY:
OUR RESTLESS INTELLECT HAS ALL THINGS IN ITS
SHADE
BUT STILL TO THEE MY SPIRIT CLINGS,
SERENE BEYOND ALL SHAKEN THINGS
AND I AM NOT AFRAID.
STILL, IN HUMILITY, WE KNOW THEE BY THY GRACE ,
FOR SCIENCE’S REMOTEST PROBE
FEELS BUT THE FRINGES OF THY ROBE ;
LOVE LOOKS UPON THY FACE”