Society thrives on noise. Cell phones, car horns, televisions, radios, announcements in airports and train stations – all of these sounds assault us constantly. They compete for our attention. All the while, God is waiting quietly. He is there in the silence waiting for us to find time for Him. When we are willing to turn off the world, He is ready to give us a peace that we cannot find anywhere else.
As we pray, read our Bible, and meditate on His word, we begin to realize that there is power in silence. It is there, in our solitude and communion with God, where we begin to comprehend that there is something much greater than the things we see around us each day. We give ourselves the chance to discover the mysteries of God’s universe.
From out of what seems like nothing, comes everything. Our life, our purpose, our very spirit, depend on what we cannot hear with our ears. We must listen with our hearts. God speaks to us through the power and authority of His unspoken word, not through the noises we are used to hearing.
God is always there. But the only way we can hear Him, is to get away from the sounds, and distractions of daily life. Then, and only then, will we recognize the great beauty, and magnificence of His voice.