Hear the Hush of Jesus' Spirit

No matter how loudly life shouts at you, you can still feel the powerful peace of His presence.

By Erin Keeley Marshall, Rogers, Arkansas

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“Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

Wherever you’re reading this, stop a moment and enjoy the quiet. The phone may be ringing, the office buzzing with coworkers, your house full of loud children. But stop where you are and listen behind all that.

Can you hear it? Maybe you can, maybe you can’t.

I often have a tough time hearing it through the busyness of life, but I believe it’s there. It’s the hush of Jesus’ Spirit.

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It may seem impossible, but we really can hear it no matter how loudly life shouts. Jesus’ Spirit has always hovered in a hush.

Genesis 1:2 says, “The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.” How different a crazy day affects us when we stop in the chaos to acknowledge that the Savior of the world and of our present moment hovers all around us, never leaving us alone, always covering us with His presence. What a picture that provides of His promise to be with us always, even to the end of the age.

Okay, so then what happens at the end of the age? More good news. Jesus’s holy presence will still beckon His own to Him when this earth passes away: “When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am” (John 14:3).

If you belong to Jesus, you always have His holy hush covering you. Listen for it; you can be sure of it despite the din around you.

Faith step: What daily circumstances threaten to drown out the beckoning hush of Jesus’s Spirit in your life? Talk to Him about it, and ask Him to sensitize your own spirit to hear His.

Erin Keely Marshall is a contributing writer to Mornings with Jesus 2014.

Erin Keeley Marshall is the author of Navigating Route 20-Something and The Daily God Book. She was raised in Chicago’s western suburbs and graduated from Taylor University in Indiana. In her spare time, Erin enjoys exercise, outdoor activities, lake living, decorating, traveling, reading and hanging out with her husband, Steve, and their two children, Paxton and Calianne. You can find Erin on Facebook, Twitter and at her blogging home erinkeeleymarshall.com.