The quiet one

. Dearly Beloved,

Grace and Peace to you.

Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?Proverbs 8.1

When the Spirit of truth comes, she will guide you into all the truth.John 16.13

But you won't hear her at first because you were expecting a man, someone in charge, someone who would tell you what to do, how to think, not the quiet voice of a woman who's already given and lost so much without regret that she'll let you ignore her, without ceasing to love you,

someone who's given birth enough to know to let go and never let go, to care and not to care, to hide her secret in the strange language of your guts.

But sooner or later you give in and learn to wait while she stares into the stirring pot of your eyes and listen long enough to hear

as well as she does, listen with the tuned drum of your heart, the wisdom of your pulsing cells, the body of God in you,

vibrant and yearning and at peace. Knowing where her joy lies in you, sensing what it longs for, how it feeds you, when it stirs, when it rests, you wait not for a command but a touch, an unspoken connection, the looks that dance between you and your confident sister, your close companion, the Quiet One.

Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve


Steve Garnaas-Holmes