Tuesday, July 17, 2018
He Is Passing By . . .
1 Kings 19:11-13
The Lord said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by."
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
Then a voice said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"
Last Tuesday, I receive a most unexpected and remarkable gift.
I arrive home after dropping granddaughter, Virginia Rose, at an activities camp at our church and running an additional errand to an uncharacteristically quiet house. Husband, Danny, has taken MIL to her dentist in Cartersville to get her bridge repaired.
When I open the door from garage to downstairs, I'm immediately made aware - there is no whirring and sighing from the oxygen generator!
As I ascend the stairs to our main floor, no sound of television or conversation disturbs the peace.
The hush is so complete, the momentary interruption of ice cubes dropping in the freezer sounds like a clanging cymbal.
The silence, profound and pervasive, commands my full attention.
And unmistakably, I hear God whisper: Enjoy this moment. Live into it. I made it for you.
I am speechless . . .
And in that instant, I know I'm standing not on the wood floor of my humble home. I am standing on Holy Ground.
Eyes closed. Breathing deeply, steadily. I mouth the words, "Thank you, Lord."
He is passing by . . .
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