Monday, May 4, 2015

Still (#SmallWonder Link-up)

Friends, I waited and watched and listened yesterday but by the time I slipped between the sheets last night, I had no words to offer you.  Instead, this morning, as I am recovering from a long, intense week, I want to offer you the stillness of Psalm 131.  May you find yourself be blessed with some small moment of wonder this week.


"O Lord, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; 
I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.  

But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.  


O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time on and forever more." 



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Welcome to the #SmallWonder link-up.

What if we chose to deliberately look for the small moments of wonder, the small sparks of presence, of delight or sorrow, of true humanity in which we meet God? 

That's my proposal - that we gather here each week to share one moment of Wonder from each of our days.  

You're invited to link-up a brief post about a small moment of wonder.  Don't worry if your post is too long, too short, or not just right - you're welcome to come as you are. 

While you're here, please do take a look around and encourage at least one other blogger with a comment.  


9 comments:

  1. So amazing! I spent all of last week soaking in Psalm 131. (I'm working through the Psalms of Ascent using Eugene Peterson's A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.) I start a new psalm today, but so glad to see these beloved words at your place today!

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    1. That's great, Michele. Thanks for stopping by. In seminary, my professor - Patrick Miller - suggested that this is one of the only psalms we can reasonably conclude may have been written by a woman and that makes it especially meaningful to me.

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  2. I know the empty feeling of wordless ness, Kelly. My post last night was completely different than what I'd planned on. thanks for this morsel from the word.

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  3. Sometimes we're not meant to have words. Just stillness. Thanks for your honesty, Kelly.

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  4. I'm praying that you get some good rest this week, Kelly!

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