Psalm 46:10 – “Be still, and know that I am God!
Nehemiah 8:11 – So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, “Be quiet, for this day is holy; do not be grieved.”
Mark 6:31 – Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
Mark 4:39 – Jesus got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
I apologize for not writing much this week. My 1926 home is being rewired. I am grateful to my electrician who is doing the work, but his early morning arrival has interrupted my routine.
We let all the busyness of this life, especially the pointless distraction of large screen tvs and small screen smart phones drain away our time to be still and be quiet. By staring at the screen we invite all the noise, all the voices, all the vanity and all the storms to spill our focus and grieve our spirits.
To be a follower of Jesus means seeking time to be with God. To be still. Stop the nervous energy, the anxiety, the to do list, and the ladder climbing. To be quiet. To silence my inner rambling, the intruding usurping world, and the voice of the accuser.
To come be with the Lord. When you are still and quiet, you let the LORD peer into you. To drop the fig leaf to let the LORD know you in all your secret and hidden places. To let the LORD conquer your storms and wars by clinging to Christ and his cross.