Come to the quiet
Today’s Gospel and first reading encourage us to seek God in stillness and quiet.
In the Gospel (Matthew 14:22-33), our Lord goes up on a mountain by himself to pray.
In the first reading (1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a), the prophet Elijah goes alone to a holy mountain and finds God in the quiet.
The LORD said to him,
and stand on the mountain before the LORD;
the LORD will be passing by.”
A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains
and crushing rocks before the LORD—
but the LORD was not in the wind.
After the wind there was an earthquake—
but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
After the earthquake there was fire—
but the LORD was not in the fire.
After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.
When he heard this,
Elijah hid his face in his cloak
and went and stood at the entrance of the cave.
In the midst of a busy and noisy world, may you and I seek God in stillness and quiet by the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.