The Great ‘I Am’


Psalm46 :10. Be still and know that I am God.
As I write this I am sitting in the sun at Port Bàn. It’s a quiet day, not many holiday makers here. As I look across to the Sound of Islay, the sea shimmers, reflecting the blinding brilliance of our local star. It’s quiet and peaceful, the only sound the breeze rustling through the indigenous vegetation. The sky devoid of the customary greyness, clouds banished by a high pressure weather system sitting slightly to the north of Scotland. At times like this it is easier to find God, there being no distractions, no hurly-burly of life-sapping demands from the busy lives we lead. But whatever we are doing, wherever we are, stillness is commanded by God. Because He knows how desperately we need to know that He is the great ‘I am’. That He has everything under control. That whatever our journey in life is, He is with us, step by step, day by day, moment by moment. And if we fail to feel His presence at anytime, let us try and take time out and ‘be still’ and listen. He is waiting.

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