As I write this column, I am experiencing a time of stillness and quiet. In fact, it surprised me so much, I thought I would share. We are smack-dab in the middle of the holidays…one of the busiest times of the year. At least, that is always the case for me. In a way, the holidays are a little like raising children–you can hardly wait for them to arrive, but then you are so busy handling “everything” that you look up and they are gone. I think that is why this moment struck me so.
Outside, the rain is falling. It has been all day. I normally do not mind the rain; in fact, usually I quite enjoy it. A cold rain, like the one going on now, is low on my list of likes. My sweet husband is at a meeting at church. The television is off, and I have been sitting…and thinking… and listening…and being still.
I admit to you, this column was one of the things I was thinking on. Last month, I received such precious letters from readers about the column I wrote on grandparents, that I sat here thinking, “Whatever will I write about now?”
If you’ve read my writings over the years, you’ve seen me say, “God always provides the idea. Every. Time.” So as I sat here, He did again. “Be still.” Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.” What better time of year to stop? What better time to be still and be in awe of the gift God gave us? If you don’t know about that gift, I’ll be happy to share.
Enjoy this season. Make time for some quiet, still moments. You will be glad you did.