My pastor, Dr. Jim Barnette at Brookwood Baptist Church, is preaching a sermon on being still in the presence of God. It reminded me of that night when we had no option but to be still and wait on God – Oct. 26, 2016
“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10
To be still before an almighty God
Helpless and lifeless
As low and still as we could humanly become…
At the mercy of our Creator…this was our community in the tornado Jan 23, 2012:
Moments earlier, snuggled in our beds
Dreams of oceans calmed our tired heads.
Cozy and warm with plans for tomorrow
Changed in a blink to instant horror.
Options were stolen from our grasp
Our homes crumbled into our laps.
Low swirling wind, quiet and strong
Played a new melody, sang a new song.
We cried out to Jesus as the doors began to rattle
We had faith He would win this battle!
As the beams broke, walls fell, and roof blew away
In the hands of a living God we stayed.
No logic can explain why we are alive
But through Jesus Christ we stand and we thrive.
Through rubble we dug, crawled, stumbled and fell
And now of His POWER this story we tell.
I imagine we crossed through a white door of light at the end
This is Jesus saying, through me you were rescued my child and my friend.
There are times when there is no option but to be still and wait on God.
After He works, and He will, lift your hands and praise! After we had no option to be still, there was nothing else to do or we could do, so we stood in the rain and praised God. Stillness and praise.