B – Be Still

Be still and know that I am God. ~ Psalm 46:10

你 们 要 休 息 , 要 知 道 我 是 神 !~ 詩 篇 46:10

There is a lot of noise in the world. People talk, or watch videos, or listen to music, or play the piano, or hammer, or mow the lawn, or vacuum, or watch TV. Sometimes people argue, or shout, or cry, or sing, or the phone rings. Sometimes the noise comes from outside: thunder or rainstorms or birds or dogs or car alarms or dump trucks. Sometimes my head gets too full of noise!

Our verse today is from a worship song in the Bible. It tells us to be still. Be silent. Listen. And know that God is God. How will being quiet help us know that?

When there is a lot of noise, it is hard to hear people talking to us. It’s the same with God. If our mind is busy listening to something else, we can’t think about God. But when we are quiet, we can pay attention to the beautiful world he made us. When we are still inside, we can tell God about the things that are important to us. When we are still and quiet, like the girls in the picture, then God can let us know he is there.

Our Father, thank you that you gave us ears to hear things in the world. Thank you that you love us and want us to know you too. Help us find ways to be quiet and still so we can hear from you as well as from the world. Amen

Children’s Verse Photo by 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič on Unsplash