Early in the pre-dawn mornings, I often find myself awake. It is in these times of stillness that I know I will hear more clearly from my God… if I will just be still my own soul and listen. This morning was such a time. The new fallen snow was a blanket over our property as I looked out the window. I sat enveloped by the complete stillness of the peaceful, snow-covered scene tinted by the last of the cloud-filtered moonlight.
I could imagine all of creation tucked in by this comforter blanket of snow. Yet, much like disruptions in my life, I also knew there would be the tracks of our dog & the rabbits & of course those squirrels he’d chase disrupting the scene soon enough. My squirrel chasing life would wait for at the moment… there was stillness.
Stillness of nature and of my soul both pausing in our busy purposes to still enjoy being simply ‘the created’. And for this soul, pausing to know that unlike the snow which will melt away, I have the covering of Grace with me always. Grace thru the Son, Jesus’ sacrifice, allows me to enter the most peace-Full scene imaginable – The presence of God.
“Grace, like new fallen snow,
covers us and muffles the noise of this world
so that if we be still and listen;
we would hear the presence of God.”
~ quote by ~ Susanne Christine Cantrell 01-20-2011
I pray that you have a Blanket Stillness sometime soon as you recall the comfort of Grace in your life. OR, If you have no idea what I’m talkin’ about with this Grace stuff…Please, leave me a comment with a way to contact you asking “What’s Grace got to do with it?” & I will be glad to have a conversation with you.
Have a JOY-Full Day! Love Ya! Susie 🙂