Tuning Into You

S: And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” Matthew 17:4-5 (ESV)

O: During the Transfiguration, Peter starts talking about what he can do – how he can help – and right in the middle of his rambling, You, Father, interrupt him.

A: Boy, have I been there. You invite me to witness a miracle – something divine – and I start thinking (babbling in my mind) about what I can do instead of just being in the moment. Instead of just being present. Instead of just waiting, listening.

Instead of just taking it all in.

Sometimes I talk too much. Many times I do too much.

But in Your goodness, You interrupt my plans. Sometimes it overwhelms me – even though I know You – the uncertainty of the interruption startles me.  And yet, You are always there. Reminding me to not be afraid. You help me get back on my feet.

You never give up on me – even when I don’t get it.

Truly You are God.

Loving. Kind. Patient.

Faithful.

Always reminding me, “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

P: Lord, I want to tune into Your voice above everything else. I want Your truths to be a melody in my heart, a sweet sound I can’t wait to listen to. I want to block out every other noise, so that all I hear is You. If even just for a minute, I want to stop my babbling – my rambling thoughts and my doing – and simply hear You singing over me. I want to be reminded that above all else, You are God and I am not. Thanks for interrupting my plans. Thank You for reminding me to be still. I love You. Amen.

Photo by Jonas Mohamadi

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