Monday, August 13, 2007

Invisibility is Love's Most Beautiful Costume

I thought about writing something meaningful in honor of my 500th post, but came across this quote that is better than anything I could have written.

"Almighty God...Make me more invisible. Strengthen my heart to do the things no one sees or appreciates, and to do them as unto you. Help me make personal sacrifices with no trumpet and no credit to myself. Let me be more invisible in You, so that real love may be more closely visible. Let me allow humility to cloak my love at every opportunity.

And if history never knows my name, may I have helped it know Yours a little better. Allow me to be invisible so the world might see You--the living God..."

from The Invisible Woman by Nicole Johnson

9 comments:

Big Mama said...

Beautiful quote. Congratulations on your 500th post!

Peach said...

Congrats on your 500th post . . . Wow!

I just saw Nicole Johnson in Atlanta this past weekend at the Women of Faith conference. This quote is so touching. Thanks for sharing.

derrickandamy said...

Congratulations on your 500th post. I hope you add many more to this beautiful keepsake for your children!

6HappyHearts said...

Found your site through http://lottakids1961.blogspot.com/ when she left a comment on my blog!
Congratulations on your 500th post!!! What a great reminder of what it's all about ; )
I'll visit often!
Blessings - j

joan said...

Beautiful! Congrats on your 500th!!

Wendy said...

Love that!

Kim said...

I found your blog through one of my favorite blogs, http://engravedpalms.blogspot.com/,and though I've stopped by before, I had to comment to let you know how much I enjoyed your quote. It is a beautiful reminder and something that I'm going to do to start each day. As you already know, you have a lovely family and I enjoy seeing updates. All of my babies are grown and it brings back wonderful memories of their youth. Thank you for sharing and congrats on your 500th post! Wow! Kim

Kelly said...

This is a wonderful quote, and so timely! We suffered a tragedy on our street this week, and my girls and I have offered some help to the affected family. This evening I was explaining to them our reason for helping is to share the love of Jesus in our hearts, and not for glory. I was trying to express to them a humble spirit, and this quote beautifully articulates what I was not able to say.
Thank you so much for sharing it!

Room for Grace said...

Just what I needed this morning, thank you!