I received a message the other day from a loved one that ended with the words, “It’s the little things.” Immediately I smiled as I thought, “Yes, indeed it is.” So much in society seems to shout, “Go big. Go bold!” Yet, so often, it is in the little things, or stemming from them, that big things occur.
Joseph had, “decided to divorce her (Mary) quietly” (Matthew 1:19). Quietly, the truth was revealed to Joseph in a dream through an angel sent by God. Just as, quietly, in “a light silent sound” the Lord spoke to the Prophet Elijah (1 Kings 19:11-12). The Lord spoke in the silence not in the strong and violent wind or the earthquake, although those certainly caught Elijah’s attention.
Sometimes life can get so busy and the voice of God can seem far away or even absent. Yet God is ever-present, even in the strong and violent wind, in the earthquake, and in the big, bold world in which we live. God is always with us, but we may not always be with, or be aware of, and tuned into God.
Sometimes, the best thing one can do is to take a little time. At times, we all need to pause…to step into the silence…to look around and listen a little more closely.
“What you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi