Early Morning Stillness in Hamilton

After living many happy years in Bulimba, Ed and I moved to Hamilton, on the other side of the Brisbane River and 4 ferry stops downriver from Bulimba. It is a quiet area with not a lot of activity except what passes by on the river, or overhead when planes fly by on their way to the nearby airport.
One early morning I looked out of the window to the Brisbane river below. This is similar to what I would have seen.
On this particular early morning in early December the water of the Brisbane River was like glass. I grabbed my camera and ran out the door, wanting to capture this amazing early morning stillness. It was quiet – too early for most, except for a few dog walkers. The early morning light was still casting a golden glow. The intense white sun would come later.
Without a lot of story, I want to share with you some of the pictures that I took, and maybe you will feel the stillness of the air and you will let the quiet calm steal over you, as it did me.
Only a leaving boat causes the water to ripple. Soon the ripples fade and the early morning is still again. All is quiet awaiting the beginning of a new day.

It has been a lovely walk. At the end of the walkway I see that the City Cat ferry is in, but I won’t be taking it today. I’ll just head back now. Time for coffee. Next time, we’ll take a walk around the neighborhood and you will visit my home. Till then I want to leave you with some thoughts to ponder on your own quiet walks…

Marianne Williamson of “Everyday Grace” talks about “entering deeply into the still waters of God’s love”. She says, “Mental and emotional agitation are obstructions to the flow of God’s love into the world, reflecting as they do our separation from the peace of God.”

Peace is easier spoken of than found. But it can be found by taking a step outside of our uncomfortable comfort zone.

Jesus said it this way, “Come to me all you are weary and burdened with the cares of life, and I will give you rest. Let me teach you…because I am gentle…and you will find rest for your souls.”

Today, may you will discover moments of stillness and peace, and feel the glow of God’s light and love on you.

With love, Diane