Take time to stand still and find love in God
The sun has been shining, the children are off some have been on holiday and others are planning to go.
For so many this period of ‘summer holidays’ is carefully planned filled with activities and if we are lucky maybe even a trip away.
One of the things we often forget to do in our ‘summer break’ is to have a break.
We can often go on holiday and get home exhausted, I have worked with colleagues who have returned from holiday and stated they were coming back to work for a rest.
One of the Bible verses so often quoted when we seek peace or rest in a chaotic world is Psalm 46:10 which begins “Be still and know that I am God.”
This verse speaks into the heart of our human condition and our search for spirituality, stillness and peace. Yet it is part of a greater context.
Those soothing words “Be still and know that I am God” are not simply to provide comfort for the harassed but to rebuke a hectic and turbulent world, it seems to me less of an invitation and more of a command.
Where does that leave us this summer with all our plans and our activities ahead?
I suggest we look for those opportunities to be still, to take time even if it is for an hour after the kids are asleep and the day is done.
Wherever we find that time to be still let us remember that not only are we part of something bigger and greater, we are loved by the God who created us.
Join me this summer, let’s find the time to accept the invitation and obey the command “Be still and know that I am God.”