Clouds and Light

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“Fear thou not, for I am with thee: LOOK NOT AROUND THEE, for I am thy GOD. I will strengthen thee: yea, I will help thee: yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My Righteousness.”—Isa. 41:1010Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10), R. V. marg.
The following incident happened to a large ocean steamer as she sailed from the St. Lawrence River out to sea. The bridge where the Captain stood was above the fog.
THE blinding fog and the writhing mist
Lay dense on the silent sea,
And terror seized on the stoutest heart
In that great ship’s company.
For the vessel went speeding on its way,
The danger seemed real and dread:
“Now, why not slacken this awful speed?”
They one to another said.
But the smiling answer fell like peace
On the stricken hearts that day:
“The fog it lieth on shrouds and sea,
Above it is bright as May.
“The Captain standeth above the fog,
Where the light is full and clear:
He knows the way through the clouds and mist,
There is naught to cause us fear.”
The mist lies dim on the coming year,
I know not the way to go:
But my Captain standeth above the clouds
‘Tis enough for HIM to know.