This evening, as I took my walk around our local track, something or someone spoke to me. No, it was not my husband’s voice or that of the folks walking laps. It was a small still voice that felt like it came from my heart. It is almost as if, my heart had an idea that meandered up to my brain, then back again. This idea stayed with me until I figured out why and what to do with it.
Each day when I read the newspaper, or watch the news on the television, my heart breaks. I do not understand why there is so much hatred. I long for the days when we did not lock our doors; when we reached out to others and cared about all people. It is as if there is a short circuit that we desperately need to fix.
My questions are many; how did we get to the point where there is little to no regard for human life? Why is there so little patience today? Why is there so much disrespect? Why is there so much abuse? How sad that the questions are endless.
I understand that not everyone fits into the questions I have asked but it sure does feel like the numbers are growing.
Change has to start somewhere……
I believe that we will not see change until we take a good look at ourselves. Each one of us is responsible for our own actions. We cannot continue to blame others for our mistakes.
In the beginning……….
When we were created, each one of us was given a heart. A heart that beats and keeps us alive, a heart that knows fear, sadness, and love. A heart that knows no boundaries. God created us to love one another.
When we were created, each one of us was given two eyes. Eyes that see the beauty in everything God created. Eyes to see our loved ones and all those that might not be just like us. God created eyes to see the best in everyone.
When we were created, each one of us was given two ears. Ears that hear the beautiful sounds of birds chirping, our loved one’s voices, a baby’s cry, beautiful music, choir’s, ocean waves crashing onto the shore, the wind meandering through the trees, and the voice of strangers. God created ears, to listen, really to listen with an open heart and a clear mind.
When we were created, each one of us was given two arms. Arms to hug our family and greet our friends. Arms, that cradle a baby. Arms that gently hold a mother or father who is nearing the end of their life. God created arms as an extension of His love.
When we were created, each one of us was given two legs and two feet. Legs and feet to walk side by side with our loved ones in the good times and the bad times. God created legs and feet as a form of transportation. Leading us to help all those who need our help, understanding, and unconditional love.
When we were created, each one of us was given one brain. A brain to think with, to create with, to understand with, to rethink with, and to make good choices with. God created our brains to help us think about the future and the many choices we would need to make as we travel on our daily paths. Each one of us can choose to love, respect, forgive, and accept.
My heartfelt thoughts….
So dear readers, it is definitely time for a change; a major change. It is time for folks to be more understanding, forgiving and accepting to all people. It is not our job to judge. There is certainly good and bad in all people and those who commit crimes need to be held accountable. However, we need to accept those dear folks that might not think the way we do or choose to live their lives differently than us. To make choices belong to each one of us. It is a gift we were given over two thousand years ago by a pretty special person; God.
A Small Still Voice……..
The small still voice I heard on my walk, stayed with me, returning each morning when I opened my eyes and appeared in my mind throughout the day.
I know it is hard to explain, but one thing is for sure, the small still voice is real. Some may call it our conscience, knocking at our hearts. I believe that would be an appropriate definition.
When our conscience knocks, it is time to reflect and make changes. I have always cared about family, friends and those in need but I believe I need to be doing more. I need to be more accepting, forgiving and loving towards everyone I meet.
Question: What is your small still voice trying to tell you?
4 thoughts on “A Small Still Voice”
Beautiful article! I wake up in the morning and ask the Lord what I can do to make someones day a little better. Maybe everyone needs to do that? Sometimes I find things to do for others, including my family members, and other times I do Genealogy, which I feel is doing something to keep the memory of my ancestors alive. That small still voice is something I call the Holy Ghost talking to me; or Heavenly Father sending me inspiration. Obliviously you are inspired too!
Love you posts; I am coming up for the Family Reunion, looking forward to seeing you then, Cousin, Lois
I recently read The Art of Grace by Sarah L Kaufman. It was insightful. The basic art of grace is putting others before yourself. I think that makes a huge difference in our society. A little kindness never hurt anyone.
I also feel we need to learn to connect & accept for the way others are. No one is perfect. Also no matter where I am always do an act of kindness everyday (sometimes 2 or 3). Hoping it helps them thru there day. But I also tell them to pay it forward.
Thank you so much for your very nice comment. I live my life each and every day looking for ways to help others and share kindness. I think you are terrific!
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