“Still Waters”, from “Creation: A Musical Tapestry”, a Forte Friday Post

"Still Waters" . . . a place of peace What do you think of when you hear, "Still Waters"? Do you think of a pond where there is no movement at all of the water? Or, do you see a gently moving stream? According to Merriam-Webster, still waters is defined as "a part of a stream where no current is visible". It doesn't say there is NO current, as in a pond. It does say the current is not "visible". There is movement of the water, but it is so subtle, the eye can't discern it. The Benson Commentary refers to the still waters in Hebrew (מי מנוכת, mee menuchoth) as "waters of rests, or refreshments: quiet and gentle waters, running in small and shallow channels". What a peaceful picture this paints in one's mind! The Commentary goes on to say … [Read more...]