what if today you stopped and decided to be and not just to do stillness instead of the illness of this or that can you be with yourself can you open your heart to the presence of He who made all of the stars and thought of you before your first cry before the first time you opened your eyes just close your eyes breathe He knows your name breathe He loves you just be take time to remind your mind that you are loved you are His just be
i saw and heard the dawn sing color songs that danced in my mind though my eyes saw the beauty solace i could not find i wondered what song was sung by the sky to other sets of eyes that wept for peace shut tight in disbelief in a land covered with grievous dawns unbearable loss hovers over the streets like so many tear drops ever falling that never drain the ocean of sorrow and pain i pray for new dawns singing color songs children dancing sing along for joy and light to fill each soul and peace to fall in stillness let peace fall in stillness
it’s the beauty and simplicity that we often miss the radiance and light that we just don’t see the comfort and the healing that we lay aside oh let us rest let us be still for the greatest of these is love the greatest of these is love it’s the glory and presence that we often ignore a sunrise a bird song a baby’s laughter the colors of all the leaves as they fall grace is always in season oh let us rest let us be still for the greatest of these is love the greatest of these is love it’s the bitterness and anger and rage that can lead us to waste our pain we pursue justice at the expense of our souls and become that which we loath oh let us rest let us be still for the greatest of these is love the greatest of these is love God our world is in trouble but greater still is my troubled soul my anxious thoughts God i need you to settle this restless heart help me to see beauty simplicity your presence your glory right here to laugh like a child and to sing your praise and your renown with the colors and the seasons oh let us rest let us be still for the greatest of these is love the greatest of these is love
To follow up the previous post (bleak), here is a winter moment with a different kind of beauty. A cold, crisp, serene sunrise along the banks of the Illinois River. Here at home we are just digging out from an apocalyptic snow storm (frighteningly names “Linus”), so I will visit this spot early in the morning to see a new, wintry sunrise. I love this beautiful world.