Stillness

This beautiful poem, Stillness, was sent to me by a reader. He gave me permission to share it with you.

Suzanne:
I completed Amish Peace last night (I started it over and read it through with my wife).
Several times I was reminded of this poem I wrote a number of years ago, and thought I’d share it with you…
It was particularly brought to mind when reading about David Kline and his walk with God.
I hope you enjoy it.
Chuck Lennon

 

STILLNESS

In the depth of the woods where stillness abides

Where peaceful hearts wander and quiet resides

The anxious will gain

A calm that sustains

In the depth of the woods where stillness abides

On the breadth of the plains where stillness expands

Where peaceful hearts journey ‘cross wide open lands

The fretful will find

Great solace of mind

On the breadth of the plains where stillness expands

On the height of the mountains where stillness endures

Where peaceful hearts search for a hope that assures

The fearful will know

Peace not found below

On the height of the mountains where stillness endures

In the presence of God where stillness dwells best

Where peaceful hearts come to the end of their quest

The hopeless will see

The Lamb who sets free

In the presence of God where stillness dwells best

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.