A rare treat occurred this morning after my kids and hubby headed out the door, I was able to catch the last 15 minutes of a morning news show! The interview I saw was about an art teacher who retired and decided to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. It took him 6 months to do it, and he hiked the entire length by himself.
Little does this man know that the words he spoke this morning will always stick with me,
“Ordinary things teach us important lessons. In the silence, I was able to notice them and hear them.”
His words hold incredible insight. Taking the time to slow down, taking the time to be silent, awakens within us the ability to see with new eyes. The lesson this art teacher/hiker/philosopher teaches us is no different than the words we hear in the Psalms, “Be Still and Know that I am God.”
Do we need stillness and silence in our life?
Are we taking the time to notice the ordinary things that God has placed in front of us to reveal Himself to us?
How can we savor the stillness and silence that teaches us about God?