This week, I’ve been quiet. A lot. My body and my heart thirsted for quiet.
I knew I needed it…deep down. Life gets so ridiculously busy that it’s almost impossible to have quiet. That might have just a tiny bit to do with having a very curious 18 month old baby man to chase after.
Since Ridley and I were both not feeling well, we both reveled in the quiet. He wanted me to hold him and snuggle him. It was precious.
As I repeatedly (a bajillion times) glanced around my house to see the dirty dishes, dirty floors, dirty clothes, dirty, dirty, dirt, this poem came to my mind.
I Needed The Quiet
I needed the quiet so he drew me aside
Into the shadows where we could confide,
Away from the bustle where all the day long
I hurried and worried when active and strong.
I needed the quiet tho at first I rebelled,
But gently, so gently my cross he upheld,
And whispered so sweetly of spiritual things,
Tho weakened in body, my spirit took wings
To heights never heard of when active and gay,
He loved me so greatly he drew me away.
I needed the quiet, no prison my bed,
But a beautiful valley of blessings instead –
A place to grow richer in Jesus to hide
I needed the quiet so he drew me aside.
– Alice H. Mortenson
Powerful, thoughtful words. A precious poem, worth remembering.
“My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”
2 Cor. 12:9
Do you need some quiet?