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Congo Crisis Entry 2

Alessandra leaned her head back on the wicker porch chair immensely enjoying doing absolutely nothing. The late spring breeze gently lifted her auburn curls as she reflected of the past weeks: a blur of term papers, speeches, and pre-dawn study sessions. Thankfully it was all behind her, and her whole life stretched out ahead. In her reverie, she hadn’t noticed her younger stepbrother Daniel returning from his evening job. He took two steps at a time and landed in the adjacent chair.

“Doesn’t it feel great to be done with college, sis?” Daniel exclaimed. “I feel happy, and I still have two years to go. What are you going to do with your summer? Any plans?”

Life consists of seasons: some busy, others arduous, and still a few that offer rest and renewal. Scripture encourages us to take time for stillness. Psalm 23:2 has the psalmist asking the Shepherd to lead him to “green pastures and still waters.” Psalm 46:10 reminds us of the value of being “still and knowing God” as preeminent.

May we embrace our variety of seasons. Let’s seek STILL waters. Let’s take time to be STILL before God in order to rest from the busy seasons.

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