--Wanda Hartley Butts 1/9/2010
When a person works and says, “God is with me”;
Or when the sick declares, “God knows all about it”;
And people meet difficulties saying, “God is in it”;
or when the dying looks up whispering, “I am His”;
then in communion with that power and goodness
that person is no longer tempest-driven and tossed,
but faces the battle of storm and shadow with courage.
To be in communion with God through Jesus Christ—
Is to know that He is ours and we are His— and
that becomes the victory which overcomes the world.
Such courage is kindled and kept by the eternal Spirit;
So the weakest can dare to stand alone, and live alone,
and die alone, saying, “The miracle is, God is with me.”