Be still, and know that I AM God! (Psalm 46:10)
Martin Luther used Psalm 46 as a lyrical basis for the closest thing my Lutheran tradition has to a patronal or alma mater song.
These days Psalm 46:10 can be a simple way to experience contemplative prayer, an ancient form of prayer that is making a comeback in faith communities. Psalm 46 includes a contradictory, yet oft-ignored worship instruction: Be still. Not simply a directive, these words function as a promise: In stillness, too, we may know God.
This message is an excerpt from “In the stillness” by Betty E. Landis in the July/August 2018 issue of Gather magazine.
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