It has been a quiet week at work. My coordinator is out of town on vacation, which would typically mean that all hell would be breaking loose right now. But it’s not. There are no deadlines looming, no one breathing down my neck, and no pile of papers in my in-box. I think I may just take off early today to get a nice relaxing run in. What stark contrast from last week’s chaos.

I have learned to truly appreciate these lulls in activity. It doesn’t happen often, and I find the older I get, the fewer slow moments there are in my life. In fact, if there is a slow moment, I will do my best to quickly fill the time up with a list of tasks.


I wonder if David had a similar moment in time when he wrote Psalm 23: “He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.”


I started to meditate on this scripture and noticed how David used the words “makes me lie down”. Is this a command from God Himself to slow it down and rest? I think it may just be.


As the week unfolds, I have no idea what tomorrow will bring. Today I will take my moment of solace, and just thank God that He is so good.


Isaiah 30:15
“For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”

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