Yesterday was quite windy. A very fallish day with crispness in the wind. I was sitting in a gazebo (I am on my last day of retreat) right next to a wind chime. I have had the experience before of wind chimes kind of barging in on my quiet with their clanging sounds. However, this wind chime had very soft, melodious tones and just seemed a very natural addition to my quiet. The tones added to the contemplation of the moment.
I was struck by how that wind chime sound was like the presence of God. God can enter our lives very softly and just is part of the experience. It is noticeable but not disturbing. In fact, it always adds to the experience of the moment.
No doubt there are times God barges in because we may need the clanging reminder to notice Him. However, for those of us who have a constant and prayerful connection to God the clanging isn’t usually needed – but His subtle and quiet entrance is what we Seek.
Prayer and eternal trust is what we need to allow God to move within us always. Seeking God is about opening ourselves in every minute to God.
Does God come to you quietly? How is God present in every moment of your life? If God comes clanging into your life – why? Where is God pulling you to go?