“There is a particular weariness that rises in this space of waiting. But I don’t think it’s the waiting itself that is wearying me – I think it’s my resistance to the wait. I’m like a dog straining at the end of a lead, wearing the pads of my feet raw on the sidewalk as I desperately pull pull pull. The unnecessary effort chokes me. A firm, gentle voice rises just over the sound of my struggle.
Stop, The Voice says.
Breathe, The Voice whispers.
Wait, The Voice implores, and I try to listen, and I discover a new space of stillness, a space where I can feel my own heart beating in my chest, a space where the burden is inexplicably light.” ~Shawn Smucker (Read his whole post, Rivers Know This: There is No Hurry, here.)
Welcome to Still Saturday where we pause after a busy week, move in quiet pilgrimage, maybe linger a while in some still place, and soak in the beauty of images and words. We’d love for you to join us. Get the details above, grab your favorite button, and link up below. We all love to hear if something especially speaks to your heart, but please don’t feel pressured to comment. Simply take some time to gaze long and drink deep.
Sylvia Robertson says
This captured me, and so I followed the link. So glad I did. Excellent thoughts and words there. And so appropriate for Still Saturday. Thank you for this — and for your link up.
I so look forward to coming here each week and letting out a deep sigh. Thank you so much for your reminder that sometimes it isn’t really the waiting that is tiring. I resist it too. Thankful for the encouragement. Blessings!
JoAnne Potter says
Thinking this morning about how God is more present on some days than others but that, Glory be, the more and longer I travel with Him, He stays closer and more intimate. Even when I am not actively seeking through study or prayer, He hovers close by on the edge of awareness. Beautiful.
Sandra, I am amazed how I write a post for the Saturday link up, (which I LOVE BTW, what a wonderful theme!) and come over and you are going along that same thread of thought! Still Saturday blessings,
Louise G says
I like to come here to find still Saturday still here.
Cecilia Marie Pulliam says
You are so right, Sandy. We do tend to be in too much of a hurry. We need to slow down and take in the blessings we are offered each day, rather than strain toward blessings yearned for and not yet granted. Thank you for the reminder.
Love the peacefulness in the photo. Thanks for a peaceful place to come & drink.
Love the quotes in this post, Sandra. Oh how this speaks to me today….. Bless you!
Jennifer RIchardson says
thank you for this!
my own pads are roughed up
from dragging the street
and all this salvation dressed up
is easier to wait and wonder over
because of these nourishing words:)
Laurie Collett says
Thanks so much for the beautiful post & lovely community, & God bless,
Lovely thoughts for a Still Saturday. I’m so glad I found your blog and community.
Shelly Miller says
Love the visual in his words . . and who doesn’t need a little A.A. Milne in their life? I’ve been enjoying two weeks of stillness and play, its been so good I feel like a little kid stomping my feet and declaring, “I don’t want to go home.” Nice to connect with you Sandy.