This morning as I was trying to pray, sounds of hammering cut through the silence as construction progressed at our neighbor’s home. At the same time, leaves were being raked and sucked up along our streets by that large vacuum on wheels. A moaning lawnmower and clashing garbage cans added to the cacophony of sounds intruding my daily quiet time with God.
“Peace be within you” from today’s Morning Psalm 122, resonated more than ever. I remember the first time the depth of the word “within” in this Psalm was revealed to me. As if we are infused by peace, not just with peace.
Outside noises are dismissed as we accept them. Allowing God to dwell within us, all is calm.