Sunday, July 6, 2008

still


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.

2 comments:

Heather & Matt said...

great post.

take that time--make it a priority.

Melanie said...

That's exactly where I am this week...
So many parties, family gatherings, laundry, dishes, diapers, feedings. I have five days ahead of me with no husband, only kids. The in-laws are leaving. There will be stillness and rest. I am so looking forward to it; along with my body and mind.

Great to hear from you, nice post, new camera?