If you are anything like me you are asking yourself the question right now, “What in the world is a quiet moment?”
Children today often complain of boredom. The only time I was bored as a kid was when my mother required me to lay down to take a nap. I remember one particular afternoon laying there thinking I was about to go insane. I specifically remember listening to the “pendulum bob” swinging back and forth, second after second, of what seemed to be an eternity. (If you don’t know what a “pendulum bob” is then you are younger than me. Google it. You will learn something. :) It was the worst punishment any child could receive. Today I long for that kind of punishment! I bet I wouldn’t hear that “pendulum bob” swing more than ten seconds before I fell fast asleep like a little baby sucking on his pacifier.
Quiet Moments…is what I live for.
In the spiritual/emotional world we all need those quiet moments. We all need quiet moments to think and reflect. I am talking about moments we spend with God when we discover who we really are. In times like these we also discover a lot about who He is. We discover how much He loves us in spite of how many times we try to sabotage the relationship.
In John 13, we see some of those special moments the disciples had with their Lord. It is the beginning of the “upper room experience” as Jesus washes the feet of his disciples. This sets the atmosphere for some quiet conversations between a master and his servants. Why would Jesus do such a thing? What did it mean? There is no doubt Jesus had their complete attention at that particular moment. During the months of October and November we will be talking about the importance of “Quiet Moments” with God and what we can learn from those special times.
Until the whole world hears,