Is there any note in all the music of the world as mighty as the grand pause? Is there any word in the Psalms more eloquent that the word “Selah,” meaning pause? . . . And is there anything that can touch our hearts like the power of stillness?
For the hearts that will cease focusing on themselves, there is “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding” (Phil. 4:7) . . . and a deep rest, which the world can never give nor take away. Deep within the center of the soul is a chamber of peace where God lives and where, if we will enter it and quiet all the other sounds, we can hear His “gentle whisper” (1 Kings 19:12).
Even in the fastest wheel that is turning, if you look at the center, where the axle is found, there is no movement at all. And even in the busiest life, there is a place where we may dwell alone with God in eternal stillness.
~ L.B. Cowman, Streams in the Desert
In the stillness,
Welcome to the Still Saturday Community 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 reflect on the depth of sparse words. We’d love for you to join us. Grab the 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 be still together, to gaze long and drink deep.