Picture of the Week


Cardinal of Hope

On a day that is bleak, though there’s a new fallen snow,

You fret and you ponder which way you should go.

You haven’t the heart to believe anymore

That the plans He has made would your own faith restore.

You’ve struggled and tried to use your own power

To understand things before the right hour.

But Jesus replies, “Rest in my unending grace.

Know my love and purpose is surely is place.

I will not leave you nor forsake you my child,

Your faith is the fabric put on in the trial.

So trust in me daughter and lean not on you,

For the secret lies deep in the pain you go through.

Acknowledge me daily with every heart cry,

And I will show you the answer to “Why?”

The fruit you produce in obedience will

One day be a legacy your children fulfill.

So look for the blessing I will send your way;

A cardinal of hope to strengthen your day.”

Some believe a cardinal is a representative of a loved one who has passed. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. Look for them, they’ll appear.

The above poem, is written by Kathleen Wichterman,  I can’t wait until you see your first wink from God or “Cardinal of Hope.”


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Adrianna
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 18:21:01

    This was special given this time of Lent. This prayer is peaceful too. Thank you Lady


  2. paulawalkerbaker
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 22:25:43

    I love this and I have been seeing so many cardinals. My uncle just passed away and it seems as if all my loved ones are coming to visit lately! thanks so much for posting this.


  3. paulawalkerbaker
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 22:26:21

    Reblogged this on paulawalkerbaker and commented:
    I love this and it’s made special given it’s Lent .


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