Thursday, July 15, 2010

Be Still. Be At Rest.

Yes, we are in the midst of our happy days of summer.  Walking the aisles of the grocery stores -- this blogger does seek the best buys around town -- my shopping cart comrades seem to be less harried.  Summer is a time of light and lightness.  These are days that can provide the occasion to rest, to be still. 

On Tuesday I joined two other retirees on a pontoon boat in the Indian River (Delaware), collecting the crop of four crab traps and replenishing the necessary bait.  There was no rushing.  Simply, slowly moving from one marker to the next and removing the trap from the river to remove Maryland's famous blue point crabs.

Riding back to the dock, with no great speed, even after a short time on the water, my heart and mind felt release, freedom.  How wonderful is God's gift of the sea and sky.  My mind found a moment of being in the spirit of psalm 46:  
Come and see the works of the LORD, who has done fearsome deeds on earth;
Who says: "Be still and confess that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth." The LORD of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob left  Each day Jesus invites you and me to come apart from the daily chores and expectations to be with him be it at the water's edge, on the water, in a park, wherever nature makes it so easy to connect with the Creator.  Once there, He will share His abundance with you.