Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Slowing to See the Beauty

I pull back the curtains and the morning appears and the snow is falling, flakes colliding into one another and clumping together and falling from the sky as if it's a race to reach the ground.

One by one, they crawl out of bed to start the day. Unlike the race to cover ground that is outside, it is just a slow and steady inside.

Life is like that sometimes.

We really can pull back from the flurry, the whirlwind that life can be, compelling us to cover ground.

We really can step back, find shelter and take time to find calm and simple even when we look out and see that the world pushes hard and says that is not good enough.

Either way, we will cover ground. But maybe, we will enjoy the moments of our days if we slow down to catch our breath and see the beauty that is all around us.

Because when we slow down to really see, we will see that it is not just about covering ground but seeing the One who caused the morning to appear and gives us shelter in the storm.

What are ways that you slow down to really see?

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