Life is noisy. Even when we think there is no noticeable sound around us, we are often surrounded by “white noise” – pervasive sounds of machinery quietly humming in the background, or perhaps traffic that we cannot see but is not far away. God is present with us in the noisiest of times, yet sometimes it can be helpful to “listen” for God’s response to our questions in the calm and quiet.
This week, stop what you are doing for 1 minute a day. Quiet any sounds you can and then set other ones aside in your mind. Listen to the silence. What might God be saying to you?
Pray God of refuge, storms rage around us and we despair. Come to us in the silence and nourish and strengthen us for the journey ahead. We praise you, our help and our God. Amen.