“The Symphony of Silence”
“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
Do you ever take time to just get silent before God? Not in a way that says “I need something from you, so I am going to do this,” but just to “be” with Him. He instructs in His Word to do that, but it seems that far too many people are just too busy to be still before the Father and marvel at His creation.
I had the chance to get still before God today. For me it seems to happen more in the very early hours of the morning before the children arise and the phone begins its endless ringing. When I got still today before my Creator, I discovered the symphony which is found in silence. Yes, you read correctly. There is a symphony of silence.
The sun steps up to the podium to take her place as the conductor of this orchestra. She raises her arms in majesty and splendor, and as her rays pierce the darkness all creation comes to life. In one accord, all of nature joins in the glorious song. The seagulls begin to squawk, the swallows join in the chorus and as if on cue, the lone rooster who somehow found his home in this small town, proudly proclaims his “cock-a-doodle-do” for all to admire. As a bow draws across the strings of a violin, so the cars go by in the distance – close enough to know there are people with jobs heading to work- but far enough away to not be a constant distraction or annoying clanging of the symbol. Even the occasional fly has a part to play as his wings break through the cool morning air adding a gentle “buzz” to the arrangement.
I can feel the presence of the Lord with me as I enjoy this special performance. I can almost see Him leaning against the wall with a proud smile upon His face which seems to say “Well, what do you think?” To which I humbly reply, “Thank you, Father. You are too good to me.” Then He leans down and whispers in my ear, “There is nothing too good for my people. Taste and see that I am good.”