But what do you hold to? How do you hold? Is it so tightly gripping? Or is it holding like a child that knows there is no falling the loving arms of a parent? There is a reassurance that God does have us. That we can be still and listen. No, we don’t blatantly move but we reasonably move with no fear while watching what God is doing. If quarantine flattens the curve, then do so for others, for yourself. And in that moment of quiet spend time resting in God’s peace. The anchor holds. enough for now.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
There is a song I love, one of many, “The Anchor Holds.” I like the Carribean version by Judith Gayle. The anchor holds though the sea is raging. Come on. Raging all over, the only quiet place, the only place of peace is in God. This is indeed a different place, a different season. And yes, this too will pass.
Sunday, March 22, 2020
This morning I didn’t turn on gospel music. I just listened to the quiet. The Psalmist begins with, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Then he invites us into an understanding in vs 8, “come and see what the Lord has done.”
And our passage, vs 10! “He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
It is sad that we have been invited to be still, but haven’t done so. And now we really must. Not for what the world is doing, but to watch what God is doing.
In this stillness we find our peace, we find our rest, we find our creativity, we find ourselves. And we find our resolve to trust what God is doing . . a. God is with us. Oh, that’s verse 11. Be still. enough for now.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020
“When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God” (Matt 16:15,16)
Each day we live out our lives answering that one question- Who do you say I am? We answer by our actions toward others and ourselves. Or actions will cause us to walk more in what is truth, what is positive because he is truth, he is positive. How are you waking? “Who do you say I am?” enough for now.