We are a fidgety generation.
We don’t know what it means to be still.
Just being. Doing nothing.
And we have almost forgotten what it used to be like before.
Hands that could take a break.
I wonder how we managed before the computer & internet invaded our lives.
The mind had things to peacefully think about & not just do, do, do.
If I’m not pounding on the key board of my computer or surfing, I am on the phone.
If I am not on the phone, I’m texting a message.
If it’s not TV, it’s youtube.
Or a game on Facebook. Or blogging.
It just has to be something in place of something else.
I remembered this beautiful scripture –
“Be still & know that I am God” [Psalm 46 :10]
God knew how all the distractions would claim our attention & absorb our mind.
Facing a storm today? Simple.
Google out a solution. Or call a friend. Or text someone somewhere.
Jesus rebuked the wind & calmed the storm saying “Peace, be still” [Mark 4: 39]
What does this tell me?
The need to be still. To not run around here & there.
To quit the to-ing & fro-ing.
To stay anchored.
To let go of some of these things that have become second nature.
I have to still get my act together. Pun intended.