Good morning, friends! “For the duration,” as they say, I’ll try to send out a daily devotional by Henri Nouwen, from his book Bread for the Journey. Here’s his meditation for March 20:
A Still Place in the Market
“Be still and acknowledge that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). These are words to take with us in our busy lives. We may think about stillness in contrast to our noisy world. But perhaps we can go further and keep an inner stillness even while we carry on business, teach, work in construction, make music, or organize meetings.
It is important to keep a still place in the “marketplace.” This still place is where God can dwell and speak to us. It is also the place from which we can speak in a healing way to all the people we meet in our busy days. Without that still space we start spinning. We become driven people, running all over the place without much direction. But with that stillness God can be our gentle guide in everything we think, say, or do.