Psa 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
are certain voices which we never hear except when everything is
They reach us as a revelation of the stillness.
Sometimes on a
summer afternoon one gets away from the city or the village and climbs
up the grassy hillside till all the noise of human life is lost, and it
is often then that there breaks upon the ear a certain indistinguishable
murmur as of the moving of innumerable wings.
tell us that there are rivers flowing beneath the streets of the
ancient city of Shechem. During the hours of the day you cannot hear
them for the noise of the narrow streets and the bazaars. But when
evening comes and the clamor dies away and the dew falls on the city,
then quite audibly, in the hush of night, you may hear the music of the
There are many voices like those
hidden waters. You can only hear them when things are still.
whisperings of conscience in the heart which take only a very little to
There are tidings from the eternal Spirit who is not far away
from any one of us; tidings that will come and go unnoticed unless we
have learned the grace of being still.
~George H. Morrison~