The world is not quiet,
It is loud, shouting out!
Pay attention to me!
The Lord is quiet,
Whispering softly in your heart.
Be still and know that I am God.
Everything moves so fast!
There’s never enough time to rest,
Never enough time to sit and listen.
Make the time;
It’s never going to be the right moment,
So it is up to you to make that moment.
Some ghosts are so quiet you would hardly know they were there.
–Bernie Mcgill, The Butterfly Cabinet
It’s one of those morning when the world is so loud it is all the harder to hear the promptings of the Spirit. These are the times when you must make the effort to listen because if you wait for a moment to arrive, it will never come. The Lord expects much of us as He has given us much to work with.
He gives everyone a long piece of rope and it is up to us to tie the knot that we use. It could be a single knot that gives us a place to hang on, it could be a series of knots to help us climb up or it could be the knot in a hang man’s noose.