Advent Day 13 Still, Still, Still

Still, Still, Still is a song I don't recall hearing this Christmas Carol berfore, but I guess it was as wiki said an Austrian carol in Germany. It's often a slower song that was written in german and sung as a lulliby, telling that the Savior is coming. 

Like the verse in Psalm 46 and the song is telling us to slow down and just be still. THere's times we just need to be still to let God move and work in our lives. Sometimes it's hard to just do that at times when we just want to do things right away, but it's all in his timing.

10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.” 

Still, Still, Still

Still, still, still, One can hear the falling snow.

For all is hushed, The world is sleeping

Holy Star its vigil keeping

Still, still, still, One can hear the falling snow.

Still, still, still… These words do not seem to have a place in the hustle and bustle of a busy life, especially at Christmas time. Parties, presents, and projects usually have us in a frantic frenzy as we rush from one event to the next. Often, before we know it, Christmas day has come and gone. Only then do we realize that, despite our good intentions, we never experienced the peace that comes from truly relishing in God’s amazing love for us.

Isn’t it interesting that God commands us to “Be still”? Do you think it’s because He knows we sometimes have a hard time doing it on our own?

What happens when we actually take time to be still? The answer lies in Psalm 46:10…”Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth”. When you are still before God, you better understand that whatever you are facing, whatever your day has been like, you can completely rest in the fact that God is God. He’s awesome and amazing and sovereign. He loves us more than we can imagine and He’s got things under control.

Spend time today purposely pursuing stillness in different moments. Perhaps you could wrap up in a blanket & head outside for a peek at the stars, wondering what that holy star looked like, the one that signaled Christ’s birth many years ago. Maybe take a minute to watch your young child sleep and wonder as you gaze at that sweet face, what Mary and Joseph thought of their newborn son. Open your Bible, read a favorite Scripture…then sit and wait.

Question:

What truths resonate in your soul about Christ as you take time to be still before Him?

My Answer:

His mercy and grace that Jesus has for us, He loves us unconditionally and things he dose. When prayers are answered too. 

One thought on “Advent Day 13 Still, Still, Still

  1. When I am still I marvel that God can keep everything together. He created all of this by the Words of His mouth and He sustains things by His power. Everything that exists is all from Him. That truth blows me away.

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