If you were here yesterday, you know that I was heading to do some premarital coaching. I wrote the post, changed clothes, went to my computer and scheduled it, and then checked my email to make sure the couple had our address.
And the appointment was scheduled 30 minutes later than I thought.
I had an unexpected half hour to stop, to be still.
Or did I have an extra half-hour to work on the pile of undone projects? Did I have 30 minutes to spend on browsing your lives? Did I have time for a nap?
Rather than be paralyzed by indecision or be frantic in the time, I stopped.
I wrote an email to a friend, reflecting on a couple things I had just learned. I wrote an email to Nancy, laughing at myself. I sat still. I slowed down.
So, if you had a bonus 30 minutes, an extra hundred words, a snow day, a time when Jesus looked at the storm raging around you and said, “Peace”—if you had the opportunity to stop, what would you do?
Could you be still?