Be Still and know that I am God
He says, ďBe still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.Ē
There is a place in Tucson, AZ where people from all over the city go when they want to see the sunset. Itís called Gates Pass.
You are actually silenced by nature. As the sun begins to set, the colors of the rocks in the mountains begin to change about every 2 minutes.
Some people are there to paint a new canvass every night. Others are there to take pictures, while others are simply there to witness another magnificent sunset. One thing for sure that always amazes folks is how quiet it is. You can hear nature just being nature. You donít really hear people or for that matter, even see them. When the sun finally goes down, you notice that that are hundreds of people around you and you hear conversations going, cars starting and people going back to their life as they know it.
I thought about Gates Pass when I read this devotion and though I never made a spiritual analogy out of it before I can see one clearly some 20 years later.
All the noise, distractions and interruptions of life seems to get put on the back burner while you are there. Itís not an easy place to get to and there are a great many winding roads that require focus or one can end up at the bottom in pretty bad shape.
In order to catch this amazing scene. We had to:
1. Know what we wanted
2. Know how to get there
3. Know how to be quiet
4. Appreciate the handiwork of our Creator
5. Accept the outcome of that night
6. Know other people came for different reasons yet all left contented
Isnít that what God does for us when we are calm and clear away the clutter of an all too busy life and simply listen to Him through whatever means He chooses to communicate with us.
When the Word of God says ďBe still, and know that I am GodĒ we can know that God often doesnít lead us with loud noises and great fanfare but in those quiet times where we simply yield to Him and wait for His guidance.
The busyness of the Holidays is over and itís a great time to focus on the awesomeness of God and how He is there to guide, lead and bless us whenever we need it!