‘Be still, and know that I am God’ (Psalm 46, v10)
Maya Angelou, American author, poet and civil rights activist, tweeted before her death in May the following words, ‘Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.’
Maya had discovered that God dwelt within her and to hear his voice meant setting
aside time for quietness and solitude.
So often our search for God can become complicated and demanding, but when we realise that God dwells within us we find his voice echoing through our hopes and dreams, visions and longings.
God’s voice is always the voice of love, justice, kindness and compassion and conveys the deepest sense of peace.
So this summer let us take some quiet time to listen to God who dwells within us and longs for us to recognise his voice of love.
Rev. Louise J.E. McClements
Minister of Blackbraes and Shieldhill Parish Church of Scotland and Muiravonside Parish Church of Scotland