The other day I was sitting in the car waiting for my mother. Fall was upon us and through the pouring rain, the only real colour to be seen was in the leaves.
The rest was mostly grey.
Everything seemed so serene and a stillness came over me – a hush if you will.
This scripture came to my mind:
“But the Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth hush and keep silence before him” (Habakkuk 2:20)
These beautiful ‘hush’ moments usually come without notice, yet just when I need them. The noise and cares of the world can creep in and clutter my soul. Before long I am feeling unsettled and sadly like no one cares.
The disciples felt similar emotions one night in a boat when a terrible storm occurred. Jesus was asleep then and the disciples came to him and said, ‘Teacher don’t you care if we drown?’ (Mark 4 :38)
The bible says Jesus got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea,
‘Hush be still’ and the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. (Mark 4:39).
This is how I felt the other day. It was like Jesus reached down and said, ‘Hush be still’ and everything in me and around me became peaceful and calm.
Jesus was in command of my boat. Everything was going to be ok.
“I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn’t like the peace this world can give. So don’t be worried or afraid.” (John 14:20)