Lenten Meditation: Listening to God
Our "isolation," is challenging as we each, separately and together, navigate through these unknown waters in our lives called "Pandemic."
We, many of us, experience this pandemic as one giant tsunami in time and we pray that we will not thunder too fiercely to the shore on the crest of this beast of a wave. We long for the boredom and the stability of still waters and for the ability to arrive back at the beach, safely on the shore and on our feet once again, to simply resume our pre-pandemic day-to-day lives with family and friends.
“The LORD said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by. ‘Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind, there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.” (1 Kings 19:11-12, NIV)
My prayer, for each of us, is for health and for safety and for the quiet spaces in our days to just be still and listen for and share the gentle whisper of our God.