As I think about the meaning and purpose of quiet time, I can’t help but see more and more miracles. God delighting, God rising strong.
Today, it’s God dwelling.
This is a different sort of quiet. One we mustn’t ignore.
Our heart comes alive when it feels the heartbeat of another. Time quiets when we hold each other near, when we dwell together in love.
I wish I could be sitting with you right now, watching your eyes sparkle as we recount story after story of how our belonging to each other may look like a meal or a message or a smile or simple words uttered in quiet times rushing moment to moment—but how that belonging is truly God’s own love in flesh and bone, it is His design wrapped in His design.
And yet, even when we are apart, we are still together. Pace and place have no power over us. Our love is timeless. Our love is boundless. Time quiets when we hold each other near. And so, dwell.
Dwell with each other in thankful prayer. Your prayers are the words of a song that echoes throughout eternity, shattering shackles and letting lives soar. Walk with each other, savoring each moment you’ve been given as one worth sharing. Speak life to each other, mindful of the picture formed by the linking of your words like stained glass.
Listen to those with news to share. Listen in love. Respond with grace.
Welcome those who you meet on the journey. Eyes wide open and arms outstretched, welcome.
Serve those who find their joy in serving others. Comfort and care and wash weary feet.
Dwell in the good news you have received. Invite others to sit and lean and relax. Speak hope, speak truth, speak life. Belong without reservation. Feel your heart come alive in the heartbeat of another.
Love is timeless. Love is boundless. Time quiets when we hold each other near, when we dwell together in love.