"He showed me something small, no bigger than a hazelnut,...
I thought: What can this be? I was amazed that it could last,...I thought because of its littleness, it would suddenly have fallen into nothing. ,...
It lasts and always will, because God loves it; and thus everything has being through the love of God."
Julian of Norwich
Friday, 7 November 2014
It s not yet three in the afternoon,
but it's so dark a day
I am sitting snug in a pool of lamplight.
Rain rattles against the window.
Car tyres hiss through puddling water,
and the wind buffets down the chimney,
sending whatever is in it's way banging down the street.
There is always an extra coziness in
being sheltered, safe, and warm,
and listening to a storm going on outside
don't you think?
Sometimes the storm isn't just outside of course,
but very much raging around inside us
with a crashing tide of anxiety,
or a quiet depth of despair that we alone feel we know.
If you know how that feels, this song, based on a verse from Psalm 32
may just speak to you
about a place of peace within the storm.