I knew I had it in a journal somewhere. And last week, turning back pages of 2003, I came upon it. Quote from A. W. Tozer’s Renewed Day by Day, published in 1950. (How would he describe our day?)
“Be still, and know that I am God…” Ps 46:16Our fathers had much to say about stillness, and by stillness they meant the absence of motion or the absence of noise, or both. They felt that they must be still for at least for a part of the day, or that day would be wasted! God can be known in the tumult if His Providence has for the time placed us there, but He is best known in the silence. So they held, and so the sacred Scriptures declare. Inward assurance comes out of the stillness. We must be still to know! There has hardly been another time in… history… when stillness was needed more than… today, and there has surely not been another time when there was so little of it or when it was so hard to find.
My journal note after the quote said, “If Tozer could see (or hear!) things now!”
Yet, oh soft peace in the falling snow!
Thanking God profusely for blessed opportunity,
and seizing this little stillness in this part of today.