Everyone has left the office a little early today. Tonight’s activities have been cancelled due to another snow storm. I love the snow! It never gets old. In fact as I sit at my desk right now, I have my window opened a bit, and the shade pulled up. It is so quiet, and peaceful. To think one of the busiest roads in Topeka is right around the corner from my office window and you can’t hear the cars speeding by speaks of the solitude of the moment.
The stillness, the silence, the tranquility all remind me of a word found throughout the Psalms. It is the word “Selah.” There is discussion as to the meaning of the word. Many believe that it is a musical term meaning to pause, and to reflect.
Afternoons like today with the snow gently falling cause me to do that. It causes me to pause and reflect upon the glory of God. What is interesting as you read through the Psalms is that the word “Selah” just doesn’t appear in times of praise, but also in times of discouragement.
One of my objectives this year is to be intentional throughout my day to take “Selah” breaks and pause and reflect upon the Lord. My prayer is that as I do that I will be arrested by grandeur of who God is. For some reason I can’t but believe that is what happened to the Psalmists as they frequently penned that word.
So, take a Selah break today, and be still and know that He is God! Man, I had better run, that air is getting pretty cold!