“Deep calls unto deep at the noise of your waterfalls; all Your waves and billows have gone over me. The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night His song shall be with me – a prayer to the God of my life.” Psalms 42:7-8
It’s funny, but just last week I was telling you how each year I seem to find a new verse or point that I missed in previous readings. Well, this week, I “discovered” a verse that I absolutely love! Most probably because we have a small waterfall, and it is one of our favorite places to sit and enjoy God’s creation. When I sit on my favorite rock in silence and listen to the water falling down the rock face, I feel a special kind of calm and peace.
In my “quiet place” in God’s world, I can relax in His presence and feel Him close. I don’t have to pray or read the Bible, but I can. I don’t have to do anything except empty my mind and feel God close. I know there are other interpretations of the “deep calls unto deep” part of this verse. But I prefer to interpret it as my deep need calls to God’s deep love in this wonderful, small part of His creation.
We all need our quiet place and time with God. We are surrounded by technology that demands our attention: smart phones, computers, and the internet. (I’m sure there are many more, you can tell I’m not too tech savvy!) We have responsibilities and families and spouses and work and chores and on and on. Where do we find our quiet place? For each of us it can mean something totally different.
I love to be in nature, God’s wonderful world. But maybe your quiet place is your backyard or your garden or your kitchen table after everyone else is in bed. We each have a different quiet place that works for us. One woman I knew actually used her laundry room as her quiet place. She said that no one would bother her there because no one wanted to do laundry. It worked for her! Our quiet place gives us time to disconnect from the world, time to relax and empty our minds, and time to be comforted by the love of God.
This week try to find your “quiet place” to connect with God and feel His “lovingkindness”.
I thank God for each of you! And I thank you for joining me this week to discover our quiet places where God’s love can embrace us.