Monday, July 26, 2010

quietness

It's quiet in the house right now, peaceful. Everyone is asleep (okay, except for John, but he is in the other room). This picture for me represents peace. I feel that way right now, a quietness that fills my heart with the Lord's Peace. I am grateful that people have visited and nourished my heart and soul. Jessica, our friend, leaves in just a couple of days. I cannot believe that this month has almost come and gone.
I have been realizing that I almost rarely have the thought anymore of, "oh my gosh, I cannot believe I live in Africa!" That is surreal in and of itself. As I drive our friends around, I look at what is familiar and not foreign. I see my neighborhood or my kids school. I think with this season will come a new relationship with the Lord. I am actually surprised how long it took for me to get here. I guess living in Africa takes awhile to get used to. BUT, now that the newness has worn off, I believe the Lord wants to do a new work in me.
I am not sure of all that it will entail, but I do know that I am really enjoying, at this moment, the peaceful rain outside and quietness of my home. Not a bad way to start a new day and a new season. Quiet before the Lord!

2 comments:

  1. Quiet is a blessed gift, rest in it.

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  2. reading this makes me very happy... :)

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