Friday, August 8, 2008

Blessed Quietness

Hubby has been out on a couple a/c jobs all day, so I've been alone. I did go to the church from 10:30 till 1:30 to take Angel Food orders, but I've spent a fairly solitary day. I like a bit of quietness. In fact, there are times when I'm in an exceptionally chaotic atmosphere that I long for silence. But, when it's forced upon me, that's a different story entirely. I like knowing my honey is in the house, even if we're not in the same room, not talking, or even able to see each other. I could never be the little girl on Nim's Island or Tom Hanks on Castaway (wasn't that the name of his Robison Crusoe-type movie?), because I really NEED to be around people from time to time. In Genesis, when God said He saw that it "wasn't good for man to be alone", I think He actually created us for fellowship. Of course, there's the male/female thing, but it goes beyond that. We're basically social beings. The times when I've found myself withdrawing from people were the times when I was going through a deep depression. Not fun! I believe God wants us to seek out companionship - friends, family, associates. That being said, I also believe God wants us to make the most of the quiet times. I sat on the porch and thought on good things. I took the dog for a walk. I went through our huge stash of books and chose an old classic to read again (The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom). I spent a bit of time in the Word. Did some good things. Quiet time things. I've learned to enjoy the quiet times, as long as there aren't too many and they aren't too close together!

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