Ron’s last birthday brought the gift of an updated computer which he used full force. That is, he played euchre with the sound on. This means his ‘in box’ opponents hooted and hollered as they saw fit…
Of course Ron always played his current country/western CD at the same time. So my ears heard a yodeling Slim Whitman or a mournful Tex Ritter with intermittent yells from the card-playing opponents. This made for an interesting background to the Joyce Meyer conference I tuned in to. ..
Maybe your house is like that some days….noise, everywhere noise from washing machines, children playing or crying, doors slamming, multiple videos and music machines……and that doesn’t even count all the outside coming in noises like traffic.
Ezra 3:13- No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away (NIV).
Whew! What is a gal to do? Even God likes occasional peace and quiet.
Revelation 8:1-When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour (NIV).
Eventually, Ron tired of his game. The conference finished. We sat in quiet communion, relishing the silence so necessary to our well being.
1 Kings 19:11-12- The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper (NIV).
Prayer: Lord, help us to choose a little silence so that we can your whisper. Amen.