Sunday, March 1, 2009
It was finally spring. The windows were thrown open, the screens were in place and the curtains were washed and hung afresh. My daughter, for Mother’s Day had given me a delicate wind chime which I decided to hang in the kitchen window. If a breeze came through, a lovely sound would be heard throughout the entire house. As I reached up to hang the wind chime, I marveled at how still it was. I asked myself, “Why, if the earth is constantly spinning, don’t the trees constantly move? Why don’t we fly off of the planet? Why aren’t these wind chimes moving at all?” Of course, we all know the answer is - gravity. Isn’t it amazing, though, that there is stillness in the midst of tremendous motion?
All of our lives, too, are busy with a tremendous amount of activity. There is constant activity in and around us. Yet, at the center of our being, amidst all of the hurry and scurry of being in this world, we can be still, we can increasingly come to know our heavenly Father as He commands and as pleases Him.
Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
Heavenly Father, please show me how to be still in this busy world so that I may come to know You better and better with each passing day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.