Be Still

He says, ‘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

Dean Woods

A cold and frosty start to the day. Deep within West Fife’s Dean Woods, the saplings stood stoically, enduring the chill that penetrated through to their core. All was still. Not even a breath of air ruffled the remaining leaves clinging tightly to the branches above. I looked around, surveying the dead and dying vegetation. The quietness was only disturbed by the distant traffic on the A907. A wood pigeon gently cooed nearby. A dog barked in the distance. I paused and waited for God to speak. And He did – He reminded me of the Scripture we read today. 

The world around us is frantically trying to find a way through this pandemic fog. Society is riven with worries and anxieties, not knowing what the future holds. And yet our loving Heavenly Father says “Be still and know…”. And I can feel safe and reassured in that. With His arms around me, whispering in my ear, “Be still and know…”. And I was reminded of the old hymn that says, as I look up into His face, “the things of earth will grow strangely dim”. What an amazing God we worship. 

If that’s a word for anyone today, please get in touch. 

One thought on “Be Still

  1. Thanks Adrian.I think this passage is so pertinent for today’s world, even without this pandemic.  The world is so busy either trying to find their purpose, or desperately trying to demonstrate they do have a purpose, that they miss the beautiful truth that we are simply here to worship God.  After that, all the business comes a far second place, and without God, it is largely meaningless.Sent from Samsung Mobile on O2


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