It’s a beautiful evening sky from the veranda here. There are strong, gusty winds; the kind that push you around a little, but also let you enjoy the sounds of swaying trees without worrying about broken limbs too much. It is still comfortable outside and I’ve been enjoying the sights, sounds and feeling of the evening.
I spent the evening yesterday with a passage from Mark 6. In verses 30 – 33, the apostles have just returned from their work out and about, and the gospel writer tell us that they “gathered around Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught.” Then Jesus invites them to “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” A good place to begin.
I’ve been invited to find stillness in myself and listen to God. To turn to scripture and my own life and look for how God is moving and acting and, in my language, what God is calling me to be and do in serving God and those around me. It is restful and moving.