Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Selah Joy

Psalm 46:1-3; 10-11
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth.[a] A song.

1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

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

11 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

The Hebrew word "Selah" is a musical term used in the Psalms to indicate a period of "rest" or "silence". The poignancy of this term in Psalm 46 is that, though this world is falling apart around us, we can have peace and rest in the love of our God.

This world is dark and falling apart. But he is with us. He is for us. Be still and know that He is God. And take joy that surely he is making all things new.


It's funny that life was not considerate enough to slow down and let us have our 3rd child on our own terms. In the midst of transition, stress, worry, doubt, and fear, this little girl was coming whether we were ready or not. Monday morning found us like a hurricane that broke too early upon an unsuspecting shoreline. We weren't ready!!! And yet, as we let go and surrendered to nature's way, we found ourselves in the eye of the storm. There, with all of life's worries still swirling about us, we cherished the treasure God had blessed us with and chose to trust His timing. We discovered Selah Joy.


beckyjomama said...

Dear Selah Joy,

I adore you. You are a treasure - you look like your sweet mama (who is my HERO!!!) and you are so peaceful and content already. I am so proud to be your "first friend". Someday I will tell you stories about the day you were born. But, until then I will be content to hold you, listen to you breathe and smell your beautiful head - which, as it happens, is the sweetest smelling tiny noggin EVER!

I love you Baby Girl, so,so,so,so,so much!


Kelli said...

You are such a beauty, born into a family of beauty. And by beauty, I do not mean what the world holds out as such. God has blessed you with loving, God fearing parents who will take such care in every detail of your life, including giving you a name with rich meaning and deep promise. You are so loved. Welcome. We look forward to being part of your journey.