Friday, March 20, 2009

Stillness

"Stillness. Perfect stillness. It is a very great gift, not always available to those who most appreciate it and would find joy in it, and often not appreciated by those who have it but are uncomfortable with it.
External noise is inescapable in many places-traffic on land and in the air, sirens, horns, chain saws, loud voices and, perhaps worst of all, screaming music with thundering amplification which makes the ground shudder.
I think it is possible to learn stillness-but only if it is seriously sought. God tells us, "Be still, and know that I am God"Psalm 46;10. "In quietness and confidence shall be your strength Isaiah 30:15

Silence is one form of worship. When the seventh seal was opened there was a silence in heaven for the space of half an hour. What would happen in our homes if we should try to prepare ourselves for those heavenly silences by having just one half-hour when there is no door slamming, no tv, no stereo,and the only talk was in quiet voices."
By Elisabeth Elliot

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your blog is such an encouragement to me. I love your creative posts
and the obvious love that you have for your children. You are a great mom.


~A reader

Kathy at Teaching Good Things said...

I have to agree with Anonymous.

rcsnickers said...

Robin! You and your family are a true testimony to everyone! I am so sorry to hear the news. More than sorry... my heart aches for you, I cry for you, I hurt for you!!!! Please contact me if you need anything!!! I am completely sorry. Praise God he is in our strength and refuge.

Letisha

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