it’s the hardest thing
in the world
just to be still,
and let you love me.
But because I am loved and I love,
Here I am, Father.
Still for once.
Closer than I’ve ever been.
Love me, Father.
– Brennan Manning in Souvenirs of Solitude:Finding Rest in Abba’s Embrace
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 on the left, 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.
I’m in Tennessee, friends, where a group of us is gathering before leaving for Haiti in the morning. I don’t know how reliable our WiFi will be–or if it will work at all. Also, I purchased an iPad rather than lug my computer along this year, and I’m having quite a learning curve with it. So if I’m unable to check in this week, please forgive me. And oh how I covet your prayers.
Jody Lee Collins says
Oh, Sandy….that’s some prayer. May God surround you to the here and back.
Such a beautiful prayer. Thank you for posting it!
Rebecca Presnell says
Praying for and with you as you travel to Haiti.
Lyli @3-D Lessons for Life says
Praying for your trip this morning, Sandy. Hugs
Sandra – the photo, Brennan’s quote, your journey … inspiring on this Saturday morning. Blessings as you go, as you serve, as you love …
Jason Stasyszen says
Amen. All I need to say today. 🙂 Thanks Sandra.
Sheila Seiler Lagrand says
I needed this message today, Sandy. This time of year when I most want to be waiting, hopeful, and preparing my heart to celebrate the birth of our King, is also when the busyness factor explodes.
Thank you for this reminder, for this space, for sharing your heart. xoxo
Wishing you blessing given and received on your trip!
Still joining your beautiful prayer … Learning to be open and to receive. Blessnings to your week, Sandy!
Think that you might be praying this daily while you are in Haiti. Thinking I need to pray it daily her in the middle of America.
Laurie Collett says
Lovely prayer and photo. Thanks for hosting & God bless.
Healed By His Wounds says
“And let You love me…”
Struck by these words today, Sandra. The realization that, even though it’s difficult sometimes to let love in, especially God’s, His Love has nothing to do with how we feel about ourselves, our worthiness or lovability. He loves us. Period. Because He is Love. And all we can do is to let it in…
Don’t you just love those mourning doves?! Hearing their crooning calls in the early spring brings me such joy.
God bless you,
Megan Willome says
Do you know what song I keep hearing this December? “Still, Still, Still.” I’d completely forgotten about it, yet it feels like prophecy every time I stumble across it.
Kimberly A Edwards says
That’s just awesome, Sandy! Happy Saturday!