Then the LORD said, “Go outside 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. -1 Kings 19:11-13
O sacred silence, help me hear Him speak!
Remind me that life’s more than work and haste.
Say once more He’ll sustain me when I’m weak:
That, even flawed, I cannot e’er be waste.
His patience help me learn, and wisdom teach,
That I might know my value in His eyes.
In worldly terms, success I’ve yet to reach;
Help me to seek a grander, lasting prize.
I’m frightened by how quickly I forget,
The ease with which this world tempts and distracts.
So often things not sinful, I regret,
And heed not how within my soul He acts.
Yet He is working, claiming more of me
Each desert day I humbly bend the knee.