Source of Living Water

Call to Intimacy with God

Day 10: Tuesday, week 2

 

Encounter in Silence

Daily, we have the possibility of creating private spaces where we can close the doors of our hearts. Drawn inward by God, we can make the journey to the centre of our being. There, freed from the many voices and forces that relentlessly seek our attention, we can be silent, still, alone with our God. In the silence we can let God look at us, love us. Often time escapes us.


In the silence, we can listen to the “still small voice” rising from within: “Be still and know that I am God” (Ps 46:10), “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you...” (Jer.1:5; Ps 139), and “I have called you by name, you are mine” (Is 43:1).

 
 

In these precious moments, God’s tenderness embraces and nurtures us like a mother does her child (Is 66:13). Our hearts fill with joy and awe. Sometimes we are “like a weaned child with its head on its mother’s breast” (Ps. 131:2).


We might appreciate the words of Meister Eckhart, who said, “Nothing in all Creation is so like God as Stillness.”

 
 

Reflection

  • Take time to pause awhile on the scripture quotations in the text above.
  • Reflect on Meister Eckhart’s statement, “Nothing in all Creation is so like God as Stillness.”


    How do his words speak of my relationship with God?
     
 

Prayer

Ps 36: 7-9

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
All people may take refuge
in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
And you give them drink
from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.

 
 

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