Be Still

March snow this morning, Beloveds.

But this Lion did not roar. He padded in softly under cover of night and was found sleeping this morning.

I awoke to this soft stillness and stood amazed at the quiet.

It has been a week of noise. Of falling from one task into another, no pause, no slow savor.

I love this–

but—

at these times…

I miss so much.

To awaken before dawn, offer prayers with rising sun, mosey down to stream with trusty dog—stare into ripples and study light swimming through water…

These things draw me closer to Him.

After a busy week, I approach Him cautiously…like a neglectful lover, bringing home roses.

I know You have been here, I say. I know You never cease to think of me. Yet, sometimes I forget You are by my side.

Chocolate?

(smile)

He always takes me back.

What is more, He welcomes me with open arms.

Exclaims over the roses.

Savors the chocolates.

Why?

His love is more than.

More than all the distractions in the world.

More than…

more than I am capable of.

Thank you, Lord. Thank you.

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  1. says

    Oh, Laura, how I relate. I have had such similar conversations with my Beloved…in fact, just last night. I love how you’ve put words to this…so delicate, so pure, so true. I journey back to Him with you, my friend. May we meet there more often…He is waiting:)

  2. says

    I am washed over with peace when I visit you. HE, our Beloved, blesses us with peace when we need it, and He knows we need it. We know where to find it, but sometimes, even when we crave it, we don’t seek it, or look in the wrong places. Silly, aren’t we! But, He’s always there when we do go to Him… ever Faithful.

    Love to you… N x

  3. says

    Oh, Laura, I know the truth of that, because I have done the same thing, only you put such beautiful words to it!

    His love is never ending, and he always takes us back when we turn back to him.

    Praise Him!

  4. says

    Thanks for the reminder- He love me. Sometimes I find it hard to remember. It’s only because I am not focusing on Him, but on the thing that seeks to separate me from my Love.

  5. says

    You know what I love the most? He has no expectations on us. He doesn’t keep an account of how many times we’ve spoken to Him. He’s not
    concerned with our absence. He knows we love Him.
    He waits for our return…knowing how deeply we love Him.

    I can’t get over it…..

    I am undone!

    Love ya, friend!

  6. says

    oh such beautiful truth. He awaits with open arms. My heart’s desire is to not keep Him waiting. And when I feel I must, that circumstances just keep me from being alone with Him, then to practice His presence as I go, where I am, and live each moment within His embrace.

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