Sunday, July 6, 2008
oh, how i cherish moments of stillness.
The beauty of a walk in the woods, pausing to capture the golden glow of sunlight through the trees. Taking time to stop and really look into a friend's heart, and listen with intention.
The past few weeks--from the time the alarm sounds in the morning until my head hits the pillow--I have missed opportunities for stillness.
How often do I look past the work God is doing because I am caught up in the cycle of busyness. Have I missed the encouragement of a friend, or have I looked past the vibrant taste of a fresh peach?
Have I walked past butterflies dancing among violet blossoms? How many times have I turned away from the beckoning of Christ?
Stop and be still.
Quiet the useless chatter bouncing inside my mind.
Enjoy the moment.
Take it all in.