Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Power of Silence

Once again "Streams in the Desert" powerfully speaks.

My favorite devotional book, first published in 1925 by Mrs. Charles Cowman, so often gives voice to what I'm thinking, feeling and experiencing.

These past five days it has been just this: Selah.

A friend and I paused our lives and waited in stillness in the Lord's presence.

If this sounds mysterious, you'd be right! But oh what a most holy, sacred, hallowed time we spent together in that place.

Intense, refreshing, exhausting, exhilarating? Yes, that and more.

But oh such a privilege to be so close to the Lord for those days.

"We were listening and we heard. We looked and saw Thy face radiant with the light of love. And when we heard Thy voice and saw Thy face, new life came back to us as life comes back to withered blooms that drink the summer rain."

As our Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I am deeply thankful for the gift of time to be still.

And for His power that broke forth after the silence.


  1. Ahhha, the calm before the storm, or in the eye of the hurricane. Calm contemplation helps to clarify the situation. I hope you 5 days of Selah was profitable to you and your friend!
    Blessings on your JV family as you celebrate Thanksgiving at Malenovice together!

  2. This is so good, Mom. Glad you taught me this through the years. :)