Years ago, when John and I had five children, ages 8 and under, getting everyone ready and to church on time was a challenge. Arriving on time AND with everyone in a good mood was practically a miracle.
One particular Sunday morning, we managed to herd our children into the pew just in time for the opening song. The song spoke to my heart:
The tempest most definitely had been raging that morning, and I most definitely needed peace to my soul and stillness to my mind. Singing the hymn allowed me to calm down and arm myself with an extra measure of patience.
Though those five lively children have grown up now, and I'm not frazzled walking into the church building, I still can use reminders to be calm in the face of the storms of life.
Today, I will try to remember to be patient. I can use calm words to encourage others to feel at peace.
Thanks for music, and for peace.