A Piece of Paper: M. Louise Haskins

While cleaning my room today, I came across an old poem that I’ve kept for years. It’s one of those pieces of paper you try to throw away and then just can’t seem to let go of. I thought it was time I shared it with you.

I said to the man

who stood at the gate of the year,

‘Give me a light that I may tread safely

into the unknown.’

And he replied,

‘Go out into the darkness

and put your hand into the hand of God.

That shall be to you better than light

and safer than a known way!’

So I went forth

and finding the Hand of God,

trod gladly into the night.

– M. Louise Haskins (1875-1957)

I pray this encourages you and perhaps you should print off a copy to keep around for the next 10 years. I plan to hang mine on this memory wall.