14 December 2013

linger tarry ponder

The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon 
the likes of which we have never seen before… .
What is possible is to not see it, 
to miss it, to turn just as it brushes past you. 
And you begin to grasp what it was you missed, 
like Moses in the cleft of the rock, 
watching God’s [back] fade in the distance. 
So stay. Sit. Linger. Tarry. Ponder. 
Wait. Behold. Wonder. 
There will be time enough for running. 
For rushing. For worrying. For pushing. 
For now, stay. Wait. 
Something is on the horizon.
Jan L. Richardson in Night Visions: Searching the Shadows of Advent and Christmas
silent and still with Sandy


jviola79 said...

Beautiful quote. May I keep my eyes to the horizon & not miss a single blessing that He has for me this Christmas. So glad I visited from Still Saturday. Have a blessed Christmas!

caryjo said...

Love this and your combination of photo and words to tie together. Thanks much. And hope you are having a blessed time.

Nancy Hamilton Sturm said...

Nice! Love the photo, too.

Linda Stoll said...

linger . tarry . ponder

Too little of that going on these days, my Firefly Friend ... too much rushing around, too much craziness.

I love the verse about Mary treasuring all those mysterious things and pondering them in her heart.

Oh ... to do the same!