Thursday, December 25, 2003

"Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10

It is Christmas Day. I am getting some much needed time off of work. Things at work have been very hectic this past month, and the pace will not let up soon. It is a time to be quiet and just listen, to listen for that still small voice, to let thoughts and ideas sort themselves out, to ponder the meaning of the events and happenings of this past year.

As part of our church's Christmas Cantata, we sang a song that included the tune and words to an old, and perhaps for many, a forgotten chorus based on the words "Be still and know that I am God." There is a time to be still, a time to listen. How often we are so busy we don't take time to be still and just listen.

We're so busy with the everyday details of life. We think we have to have all the answers instead of humbly admitting we don't. How often the reason we don't have the answer is because we do not stop and listen, but rush headlong down the path of our own agenda instead of waiting to hear what God's agenda is.

Thank you Lord for giving us this time of the year when we can pause, catch our breath, and take time to just listen, not to men's words about You, but Your words to each of us individually as we seek that unique path You have for us personally. Thank You for the baby Jesus, that He grew to be a man, that He pictured You and Your love to us, and died for us that in Him we might live, that He arose from the grave and is now seated at Your right hand and will one day return in glory. We praise and worship You this day with heart's of gratitude and joy. In the precious name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

~ The Billy Goat ~

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