Something has got lost in our increasingly busy, frantic lives.
We’ve forgotten how to detach from activity.
Neglected to resist the lure of the urgent over the important.
Taking time out just to ‘be’, to pause and breathe slow is rare.
Hours spent hunched over screens is making us more concerned with what’s in front of us than what’s going on in our hearts.
How can we see the way ahead when eyes are glued downwards?
Maybe we need a break, to lose ourselves in the inner life instead of outer activity.
Read a book, rest, relax, pray perhaps.
Perhaps we’d hear echoes in our hearts, reminders of our need for God.
Listening could take the place of continual noise.
In the silence we encounter ourselves as we truly are.
And that can be alarming.
But we also allow space for God to enter in.
We find what our souls have always been looking and longing for.
And that can be life changing.
‘Lost and found’
Lost in busyness
endless toil, never at ease
Lost in despair
hopelessness, gloom, misery,
failing to see God can set us free
Lost in dreams
hopes, schemes and plans,
missing the best from His hands
Lost in sorrow
sadness, grief and pain,
He comes close to us again
Lost in ourselves
our lives, our world,
waiting for future to be unfurled
Lost and alone
in the midst of a crowd
voices sounding harsh and loud
Lost and found
when we release our cares
let go the burden of years
Lost in Love
when He calms our soul
comforts, cleanses, makes us whole
Lost in peace
we cease from anxiety, worry,
relax in His Presence
no rush, no hurry