The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” – 1 Kings 19:7
When a deaf person is enabled to hear for the very first time with the assistance of a Cochlear implant, he or she is often overwhelmed by the multitude of sounds that come crashing into their peaceful, silent world. We who can hear without impairment, have unconsciously conditioned ourselves to block out the cacophony of ever streaming TV, radio, iPods, cell phones, bustling streets and chatter-filled rooms. Rare moments of silence may be uncomfortable and the white noise seems to comfort and assure us that we are not alone.
Among all the buzzing, we must begin to filter out the noise and focus in on that which we need to hear most – the voice of One who never leaves us, who whispers to us, who hopes that we will listen for His wise counsel, words of encouragement and songs of love. Make time for silence. God is waiting to meet you there.