Hour and a half of silence in the wooded mountains of North Carolina.
"Be still and know that I am God"-Psalm 46:10
I hear running water in a nearby brook.
In the silence all around me, my thoughts begin to dwindle.
All thoughts of school, stress, sickness, and weakness flow with the water down the brook, far away from me.
My intense desires for love and acceptance that have been plaguing my mind for a while suddenly seem unimportant.
And my heart begins to beat with the rhythm of the running water in the brook.
Chills run down my spine as I take in a deep breath of fresh mountain air.
Everything within me cries out in unison with the running water in the brook:
All that is is within me cries for You alone to be glorified, Emmanuel, God with us!
My heart sings a brand new song! My debt is paid, these chains are gone!
Emmanuel, God with us!
As my heart continues to sing, my attention is drawn to a dandelion, not four inches from my nose.
The detail is intense on the small flower.
Each blossom, stem, seed, and shadow...
Designed by the GOD ALMIGHTY. :)
And how much more does He love me?
How much more beautiful am I to Him?