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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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February 27, 2013 - Selah

By Rose McCormick Brandon

One of the first things I do when I visit our family's getaway cottage is remove my watch. The minute I walk through the door, time becomes unimportant. We eat when we're hungry, read till we fall asleep. We sit on the deck and listen to the birds with an early (or not so early) cup of coffee.

The orderliness of time is imbedded in creation. Seven days of 24 hours make a week, four weeks form a 28-day cycle of the moon circling the earth. Hearts beat, harvests ripen, babies are birthed in harmony with God's rhythm.

Work is necessary. It pays the mortgage, clothes the kids, and puts food on the table. It can also dominate. When it does, we miss God's rhythm of rest. The cadence of our lives must include pauses. The soul craves time to think, relax, explore, to stare at the sky and get lost in its beauty, to listen to earth's sounds and consider how many generations have listened to those same sounds.

One word appears many times in Psalms — "Selah." It means to pause and calmly ponder these things. The psalmist David uses it at the end of profound statements.

For example, Psalm 24:10 reads: "Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah" (NKJV).

Selah tells the reader to stop, think, and take in the rich meaning of a biblical statement. This holy intermission, Selah, allows truth to sink deep into our minds and souls.

Is your life lacking Selah? Ask God to show you how to include pauses in your day. Enter into His rhythm of rest and experience the difference it makes in your level of joy.

Prayer Pause: "Father, I long to thoughtfully consider Your Word, Your gift of salvation, Your creation. Help me to pause and calmly think of You."

— Rose McCormick Brandon and her husband, Doug, live in Caledonia, Ontario.

 

 

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