It’s been quiet around the blog here lately. And it’s not for much reason other than I’ve needed to be silent. It’s not for lack of ideas or content or funny little anecdotes to write about.
It just seems to be a season for silence.
It’s been a while since I’ve felt this way. (In fact, I can’t remember the last time in that it affects my writing.) But I’m believing it’s a good thing. A healthy thing even.
Silence is good for the mind. It’s good for the heart. It has a way of bringing perspective. Of helping focus and see reality for what it is not always what I’m wishing it would be.
I won’t lie. It’s been a rough few months. I’ve grieved with friends through many sad and tragic events lately. And it seems as if every day there’s another story, another family, another friend who is broken and hurting. I think given the Sandy Hook tragedy our nation is currently walking through, we all feel a little of this grief and sadness.
When life gets rough and each tragedy we learn of seems more imposible from the one before, the only thing I can do is look to the One who is the source of my strength to get through it. I don’t always know what to do, I don’t know what to say, I don’t even know what to pray. But I do know who to look to and who to trust to get through it- Jesus Christ. Everything else seems a little confusing.
In the meantime, I wait in silence. For clarity. For perspective. And like the seasons come and go, so will this too.
I hope you are able to cherish moments of silence this holiday season in your life.
It really is good for the soul.