October 24, 2017

Silence and Peace: by Dan Jurek

Often I read scripture, and a phrase grabs hold of my spirit and I stop to wonder and ponder it’s meaning for me. I’ve read the verse or passage many times before, but in a specific moment in time, the Word steps into time and speaks to me – personally.

Tonight was one of those moments. Reading Psalm 131: “Truly I have set my soul in silence and peace. As a child has rest in its mother’s arms, even so my soul. Oh Israel, hope in the Lord both now and for ever.”

Setting my soul in silence and peace – resting – waiting – being.  Advent continues to “set my soul” and place it in the context of the silent night. I don’t place my soul in a void or an empty abyss. Like a child rests in its mother’s arms, I set my soul in the arms of Abba, my Father. I set my soul in confidence that His presence is real, alive and creates a safe place for me to just be.

Come O Lord and set us free, bring your people peace!

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