Third Meditation
(Third Conversation)


"A strong city have we; he sets up walls and ramparts to protect us. Open up the gates to let in a nation that is just, one that keeps faith. A nation of firm purpose you keep in peace; in peace, for its trust in you." Trust in the LORD forever! For the LORD is an eternal Rock…The way of the just is smooth; the path of the just you make level. Yes, for your way and your judgements, O LORD, we look to you; Your name and your title are the desire of our souls. My soul yearns for you in the night, yes, my spirit within me keeps vigil for you." (1)


By Way of Trust

The walls of faith are foundation
For all that grows within her space;
Cast in concrete -- they're unshaken
By storms of doubt which could efface.

She trusts her Master in all ways;
He will not fail her nor mislead.
This confidence is the great praise
Of hearts who trust by word and deed.

For hearts of faith, His will is clear;
He provides all they need at hand.
In each action, the Master's near,
To guide her as the tasks demand.

She knows He provides what is best;
There is no cause for fear or flight.
No storm, however great, arrests,
His grace that flows by day and night.

Her trust in Him is the sure way;
Without trust, all is disarray.

May the Master provide us with the grace to trust in Him completely at all times, in all places and circumstances.


1. Isaiah 26:1-4,7-9a


(c) Paul Buis, 2004