The door creaks
opening to cool air
blasting my face.
Melting snow crunches under foot.
Water gurgles flowing down the spout.
A bird chirps high in the tree top.
Signs of spring?
I stand still.
The morning rush ebbs away.
I roll my shoulders easing away the anxiety,
hurry, urgency, and dashing from place to place.
All there is is this moment.
My thoughts still.
I breathe the cool air.
A moment of quiet.
Thank you, Lord.
Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
Psalm 46:10 ESV
A smile forms.
I feel His peace of that moment.
A precious gift.
My heart is at rest.
Far in the distance, a siren rings.
Fire trucks honk and careen down the not so far off high way.
Quietness breaks, cut off.
The moment evaporates, an instant gone.
and return to the warmth,
but the peace remains.
His peace is with me,
Thank you, Lord,
I need your peace each and every day.
"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."