“I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” – Anonymous

I crashed onto my bed last night, not out of sleepiness, but out of emotional exhaustion. I was drained. It had been one of those days.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10a

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I did not turn on the sound machine. I did not turn on the fan. I wanted silence. I needed silence to still my mind and heart. Quiet is what I craved. However, this was not what I found. Instead, I was surrounded by a world of beautiful sounds speaking to me from outside my bedroom window.

A slight breeze rustling through the tops of the trees.

Songs of  birds on their branches floating  like music notes in the air.

Tree lizards displaying their voices in the twilight.

I didn’t hear silence. I heard the symphony of creation.

To be still is not to be quiet. It is to listen – listen to creation, listen to the Spirit, listen for that still, small voice whose whisper may just come in the breeze.

To be still is to breathe in life.

Published by raelynpracht

Writer. Reader. Lifetime Learner. Follower of Christ.

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