Remember and Celebrate

February 10, 2012

A couple minutes of rest

my corner table at the Garden Cafe

my corner table at the Garden Cafe

Snow, blue sky, clouds, bare trees. . . 
I see them from my corner table 
at the Garden Cafe.
The earth is resting.
Maybe the earth knows 
best.

Time to be . . .
Just a few minutes
to accomplish nothing
Why does it feel so 
wasteful?  

The breaths come further apart
Muscles unwind
And I feel God's presence
in the 
nothingness

Immanuel - God with us.  
Immanuel - God with me. 

Sometimes winter seems like nothing.
But it rests
And new life comes in the
Spring.

Surely as part of God's Creation 
I need rest and
quiet. 

Isaiah 30:15b . . . in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”

“…how slow many are to learn that quietness is blessedness, that quietness is strength, that quietness is the source of the highest activity–the secret of all true abiding in Christ! Let us try to learn it, and to watch against whatever interferes with it.”

From Abiding in Christ by, Andrew Murray, best known today for his devotional writing

2 Comments

2 responses to “A couple minutes of rest”

  1. sometimes it’s all we can do – catch a few minutes. I am always surprised by what a few quite minutes can do, especially when the quiet is centered in God.

  2. Elaine says:

    Ah! Silence! It is hard to come by. I have to watch for times to catch it. It is truely worth though.

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