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  • Writer's pictureGail Edmonson

In the Midst

Updated: Jan 26, 2021

As I was reading Psalm 46, the words seemed so appropriate considering the astonishing events that happened at the US capital on January 6th of this year.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:1-3, 6, 10)

I find it incredible that in the midst of the earth giving way, mountains being moved, waters roaring, mountains trembling, and nations raging... God says, "Be still, and know that I am God."

As we rise up to pray, to speak out, or to do whatever we are called to do during these devastating times, let's also remember to take time to be still and know that He is God.

I'd like to invite you to take time to gather with others. I invite you to Be Still, next Tuesday evening, January 12th at 7 pm (Central). Be Still is a gathering I host online each month for the purpose of engaging in spiritual practices of prayerful silence and conversation with God in community. Spiritual practices give us ways to engage with God and connect with Him. When used in community, they help us connect deeply with Christ and with one another. How timely it seems that we would come together for this very purpose.

This month we are blessed to have Jerry Edmonson facilitating Lectio Divina, a centuries-old spiritual discipline of the the Christian church. Lectio Divina (Divine Reading) is a practice of open, reflective listening for the voice of God in scripture. I have no doubt that the Lord will meet us and that we will know that He is God.

Be Still is a monthly opportunity online on the second Tuesday evening of each month. If you'd like to participate, you'll need to register online. For more information and to register online: Be Still.

Feel free to invite anyone you'd like - Be Still is open to the community.


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