Tonight was a hard night for the kids. I found myself looking out the window a few times to check to see if there was a full moon. There was a moment where I thought that solace would never come. Thing Two was having a moment of sadness (which is a nice way of saying she was having a total melt down for almost an hour). Thing One had his toe stubbed by the bathroom door, because he was intruding on his sister's privacy. The proceeding scream told me he was really hurt. The next three hours were filled with crying and agony from a boy that had to learn the hard way that somethings take time to heal. (Wow! That's a sermon illustration for another time!) Three hours later, there is finally silence. Well, aside from a snoring dog taking up entirely too much space on the couch.
The Silence is nice. I should be going to bed at this late hour, but I am basking in its glow. I think I have been craving silence. I typically like a little back ground noise. Maybe a fan or a little music to soften the space...but lately I have felt like I am in some sort of wind tunnel. Too many distractions are taking up my time and my thoughts. In the silence, I finally can steady my feet. I finally can find what I think I have been missing. I finally can focus on the One Thing I should be focusing on! Him!
"Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10 New American Standard
"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10 New International Version
I am enjoying being still. I am embracing the silence and it feels good.