This path of hallowed sorrow -
"Oh, when we are journeying through the murky night
and the dark woods of affliction and sorrow,
it is something to find here and there a spray broken,
or a leafy stem bent down
with the tread of His foot and the brush of His hand as He passed;
and to remember that the path He trod He has hallowed,
and thus to find lingering fragrance and hidden strength
in the remembrance of Him as "in all points tempted like as we are",
bearing grief for us, bearing grief with us, bearing grief like us."
~ Alexander MacLaren ~
(Photo taken: May 2011. TN)
Thank you, Lauren, for sending me this beautiful quote on sorrow.