Hi Red Ink Readers! As you can see, I'm still working on the fan/reader name. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...so, feel free to comment below!!!
It's been 133 days since I've given you a paragraph-style post (yikes). You no longer need to wait with bated breath, because today I present to you a stanza-less post. This being said, I hope you've enjoyed reading my poems as much as I've enjoyed writing and sharing them with you.
<3 Have a great New Year's Eve.
I want you to sit. If you're like me, even when the world is silent there's a ringing. A literal ringing like little crickets. A figurative ringing consisting of all the questions and statements you've heard throughout the day.
The silence can enfold you if you let it. It can enfold you bringing a peace that no man can understand. As you sit in silence, notice the magnificence of the room around you--the work put into building it by the person outside. The one you forgot to notice earlier. As you sit in silence, notice the magnificence of the nature around you. The wind singing as it flows through the air. The song you forgot to notice earlier.
The silence can unnerve you, as it gives your thoughts the perfect space to resurface and flood your heart with feelings that none want to deal with. As you sit in silence, remember those old stories you heard. Hold on to the promising G, the foretelling R, and everything in between. Notice that though Christmas has passed the story is far from over, and nowhere near its beginning. The story began when He said, "Let there be" and peaked when He said, "It is finished." Notice that the feelings you feel that none want to deal with were voluntarily dealt with by One. The One your thoughts forgot to notice earlier.
As you sit in this silence possibly detached from it all, remind yourself not to forget. Before you decide to to step back into your noisy world, perhaps out of boredom or maybe to stop the flood, remind yourself that He stepped away for you.
From Genesis when He walked on this soon to be broken Earth with Adam and Eve to Gethsemane when lonely, He prayed for strength to push through, He was stepping away for you. Stepping towards you.
Notice. The One behind all the things we forget to notice. He did this for you and me. So, let Genesis and Gethsemane be the 2 'G's that accompany God in your pursuits. Notice it all, and try and choose how to approach this silence.