“Rivers know this: there is no hurry.
We shall get there some day.”
~ A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
Living in a large city has been an adjustment for us.
Everyone is in a hurry. At a red light, the person behind me lays on the horn as soon as the arrow turns green. In HEB, the person in front of me is weaving her cart through and around trying to get to her next appointment. At the post office, everyone is running . . . hurry in, hurry out.
In our fast-paced world, it seems that slowing down might actually be an impossibility, doesn’t it? We want everything now – no waiting, no lingering, no time for a breather.
What about our relationship with God?
I don’t think He’s in the habit of rush orders, immediate text responses, or hurried answers. God values our time and energy; both are gifts from Him. I believe He expects us to give back a portion – unhurriedly – time spent with Him in quiet contemplation.
Slowly, reflectively reading His Word.
Lingering over a heartfelt prayer.
Quietly sitting in His presence.
Wholeheartedly praising Him for all that He is.
He is unhurried.
He beckons us to come, find a bit of rest in Him. He won’t push us. He won’t rush us along. In fact, as God, He has all the time in eternity. But we must slow down. Be quiet and still. Pause in His presence.
Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in him.
~ Psalm 62:5
Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.
So they left by boat for a quiet place, where they could be alone.
~ Mark 6:31-32
Today is a GOOD day!