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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

250- The Magnificent Horizon

 

 

One day, during a sea voyage that Jacqueline was taking with her younger sister Caroline, both sisters were standing on deck admiring the view of the sky and the seemingly endless sea. Jacqueline exclaimed, What a view! Look Caroline at the magnificent horizon!

Caroline then asked, How long will it take us to reach that point?

St-Takla.org Image: Sunset over Lake Tana, Bahir Dar - A photo from our journey at Saint Takla Haymanot's Website to Ethiopia, 2008 - Bahir Dar and Blue Nile Falls - Photograph by Michael Ghaly for St-Takla.org, April-June 2008 صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الغروب على بحيرة تانا، بحر دار، غروب الشمس - صور مدينة بحردار وشلالات النهر الأزرق، الحبشة - من رحلة موقع الأنبا تكلاهيمانوت للحبشة، 2008 - تصوير مايكل غالي لـ: موقع الأنبا تكلا، إبريل - يونيو 2008

St-Takla.org Image: Sunset over Lake Tana, Bahir Dar - A photo from our journey at Saint Takla Haymanot's Website to Ethiopia, 2008 - Bahir Dar and Blue Nile Falls - Photograph by Michael Ghaly for St-Takla.org, April-June 2008

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الغروب على بحيرة تانا، بحر دار، غروب الشمس - صور مدينة بحردار وشلالات النهر الأزرق، الحبشة - من رحلة موقع الأنبا تكلاهيمانوت للحبشة، 2008 - تصوير مايكل غالي لـ: موقع الأنبا تكلا، إبريل - يونيو 2008

Jacqueline replied, The more we move forward, the more will that point seem to recede. Its impossible to reach the point where the sea and the sky seem to meet.

This is the horizon of Gods infinite love. When we travel in the ocean of life, we see in Jesus Christ our meeting with the Divine heavenly love. We see it and we try to reach it but whenever we enjoy it, we discover its endlessness. This is the Divine love, in which we repeat with St. Paul the apostle,

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge,

That you might be filled with all the fullness of God (Eph. 3.17-19).

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: الأفق الرائع!

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Let me praise Your love, O my God.

Lift up my heart to see Your love overshadowing me,

To see the doors of Your heaven opened for me.

I look down and see Your love bearing me,

As though on Your eternal arms.

I look to my right and see Your love,

In all the moments of my happiness.

I look to my left and see Your love,

Manifested even in times of hardship.

How rich is Your love that surrounds me!


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