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Topic: Happy (07/12/07)
By Benjamin Graber
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Too often I’ve searched for ecstasy like a prospector seeking gold, fueled by the dream of striking it rich, but finding that in spite of all my efforts I was only chasing down the wind;
Too often I’ve languished in the desert and prayed for rain to fall, when all the time I waited an oasis stood before my unseeing eyes—
For happiness is not a hidden treasure, which we must sell our souls to find; it’s the shadow under every stone, which we must look behind;
It is not the lack of darkness, but the stars that shine throughout the night;
It is not the calming of the storms, but in the midst of turmoil finding peace in Father’s arms;
It is not the prize at the finish line, but the joy of every step we take, as each becomes a revelation of our Father’s love for us…
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