We had snow, we had cold and we had cold, snow all packed into one very long week. The beauty took my breath away, provided extra time off work and left me with time for introspection. Here is the result.

Snow does this to me… It causes me to withdraw into stillness, creates a quiet space in my soul and opens me up to a place of peace. In the time of reflection, I learn about stillness and find that it becomes the place where quiet meets God.

Enter the world of stillness with me – open your eyes and you will see the whitewash of snow across the landscape. Cotton ball flakes dot the slate, gray sky in bright white polka dots. Tree branches stretching wide catch the white frosting on the upper sides of their limbs. Birds dodge in between the snow in no particular pattern, but twirl in a dance of joy. The silence of the scene laid out before me is magnified by the awe of God’s beauty in the stillness. The quiet beckons for me to enter and accept its gift.

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The stillness invites me into quiet, untouched, sacred time. It is a time of one on one with God. It is His Word open wide before me calling out to be read. All come together in a sacred communion graced by God. Stillness is the stopping of the busyness of the world, allowing God to become our center and smooth the weariness from our souls. Stillness is God magnified – the Keeper of our souls.

Stillness is…

Serenity in times of Turmoil,

Instilled by the Loving Hands of God

Lavished upon us as His New creation

Entered into as silence descends,

As we Sacrificially empty ourselves in Sacred communion with God.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
26 it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:25-26

I am blessed by moments of stillness. Can you imagine a whole week focused on quiet because of a snow week and not just a snow day? The entering of God into the middle of our quiet time is a gift of love designed to speak to the weariness of our souls. I pray for all that we seize the moments of quiet in our lives and allow God to enter into sacred communion with us.

Blessings,

Mary

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