Last night I was struck by the sound of silence.
I haven’t had much silence in my life these past weeks and so when I got home and turned off all noise, I was struck by the sweetness of the space I created in my soul. I was able to journal, to think, to reflect and to feel. I envisioned scenes and faces of the last weeks that I have held but not had time to be grateful for. I considered the spaces that feel difficult and was able to sort out a bit more clearly where I stand and why.
My time of silence was a gift…..
The sound of silence left me with space in my soul and hope in my heart.
I believe everyone’s sound of silence tells a different story for it comes from within each person’s heart and all it holds.
For some the sound of silence will be difficult to sit with.
For some the sound of silence awakens deep sorrow and grieving.
For some the sound of silence awakens life changing reflection.
For others the sound of silence brings deep peace and/or uncontainable joy!
For me the sound of silence was able to remind me of what is true in my life, of who God is and who I am. The echo I heard in the silence was that He has created me to be in relationship with people, on the good days and on the hard days.
I was invited to embrace His gift of forgiveness.
I was invited to embrace redeeming love
I was invited to reclaim it is well with my soul.
This morning I listened to my nieces sing the solid truth in the lyrics below. I have included it for your encouragement today. If you need to seek the song of your soul, consider the sound of
silence so you can hear.
If you need to be reminded about who God is and what is true and the peace He offers….listen to Janneke and Karolyn sing about it.
I am thankful for silence, song and truth.